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    On Apr 9, 2014 Raahi wrote:

     For the past few months, I am working on connecting with "my self". I have been looking for ways to do it best, realizing that an important part of it is gratitude and forgiveness. I thought that I am progressing well on this path, till I encountered a challenge yesterday. I was struggling with my old feelings of retaliation and reacting to negative thoughts thrown at me. Wondering how to deal with it. I did not want to go back to my old ways and react and retaliate, but the words kept playing in my head, I kept feeling torn and drained. In the past I have tried in vain to help and fix the relationship and the circumstances. It was beginning to dawn on me this morning that in order to move on and not be pulled back, I need to forgive. But it is easier said than done. I remembered an advice of The Dalai Lama, that if we understand the background and situation of the person involved we can empathize with them. Once I did that, I was able to forgive and immediately felt very light in my heart. This article helped me understand that when we deal with many subjective situations in life, helping and fixing usually bring only a temporary relief, if at all. But when we go about life with an attitude of service, the healing begins from within and in untold ways spreads out like ripples.....

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    On Apr 9, 2014 Jagdish P Daveh wrote:

     Well said. You know the way, the path. We practice it everyday and our life journey becomes joyful and fulfilling. I am happy for you.


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