The trap of the ego is always ready and waiting for us.
When we fall into the trap of the ego, we try to remember to ask ourselves the following three questions:
- Do my grievances bring me peace of mind?
- Does holding on to resentment bring me inner peace?
- Does my continuing to value guilt, blame, and self-condemnation bring me inner peace?
Reminding ourselves that the answer to these questions is “no” helps us to direct our minds toward forgiveness. It is our unforgiving thoughts that keep our egos alive and active.
For us, the secret of forgiveness is to have just a little willingness to transform all our anger, rage, shame, and hurtful feelings from the past into love.
Love and Peace,
Jerry and Diane