Gautam Buddha said “For hatred does not cease by hatred any time; hatred ceases by love” and when we see the world getting charged to fall apart, we find Victims of differences whose hearts are filled with hatred and their eyes flaring the fire to engulf and burn the enemy to ashes. Life treads on diffcult path for humans, especially who face the traumatic experiences.
Art of Forgiveness every mom need to know and even teach the kids to forgive and forget. The kids who learn to cope with bad times and its this time when values of tolerance is more necessary for them to divert their minds to shrug off the hatred from the heart. The healing of grief and pain is a process that takes time. Each person experience pain differently and reacts to different stimuli in different ways but certain emotions stir as a result of sudden traumatic event.
Its during these times one needs to develop the art of ‘let go’ and ‘forgiveness’ and like Osho says ‘Every emotion arising in you is a great opportunity. Master the mind. It is a state of consciousness when the outer world is reflected in . Mind is nothing but the process of thinking, the traffic of thought’ and so, its wise to master our mind and think positive – shrug off the black seeds of ego, hate, jealousy, anger, possessiveness, dominance from the heart and possess white flowers of love, peace, compassion, service, sincerity, sensitivity and awareness which makes us ‘Better people’. Then, there is peace.
Spread Peace, Keep the Faith.
– Editor, Kidsfreesouls
THE ART OF FORGIVENESS
How many times are we annoyed, angry, hurt, mistaken, taken for granted or just about on the verge of an emotional collapse? Issues and concerns, ups and downs, worries and mishaps, violence and hate and so on – Triggered temper traits shoot up to vent out the anger in frustration, helplessness or aroused emotional outbursts! It is during these times, one needs to face the tough trials of life and wipe off the ‘dust’ in relationships. In troubled times, it’s the faith that keeps on floating a person to higher grounds and believe in the super power, the maker or breaker of the bonds. His spirit can ultimately weave something good out of the tangled mess of destruction. It’s a matter of ‘hanging in by the fingernails’ treating others with compassion and trusting with the hidden strength of the character to perform the acts and adopt to do what is good, discarding the evil. Suffering breeds the character to possess the strength and power of courage to face the trials and turbulent strife that one encounters with the violent act of humans in recent times. It is here that God allows U-Turns to stop, think and act wise. Where was god when he allowed senseless and tragic violence that spell across the communities, across the nations? Why do bad things happen to good people or why do evil reign its rule over the world? These and many other questions sort for answers to manifest the mind to quiver with an unforgettable encountering of a horrifying experience!
It’s the only realization of acceptance and take life as it comes your way. One cannot change the destiny or the ill-fated happenings but sure, one can try to see through the dark clouds of sorrows with love and compassion. It’s than one prays. Prayer on one’s lips brings God closer. Whatever the faith, people turn to sort for peace. Prayer can perform miracles. There is no better meditation technique than sincere prayer. Supplicate him, pour out your heart to him and accept his supremacy. Mental stability and control is the need of the hour in times of anger to let tolerance imply its way through. God’s system is justly ordered. If there is ever a chaos in the cosmos, the galaxy of stars and universe would collapse and this does not happen! Rowing a boat against the currents is difficult and demands a balance to survive but if there is a sail, it becomes easy for navigation and thus, during times of trial, invoke positive thoughts and choose life. Life goes ahead and mind goes backwards, lives backwards, a rear view mirror. So, if you drive a car looking always into the rear view mirror, there is a danger. Be unprejudiced. Prejudices called Hinduism, prejudices called Mohammedanism, prejudices called Christianity. Each individual has a different belief but don’t let it be an ego trip. The prejudice eye is blind, the heart full of conclusions is dead and let there be feelings but not hatred. Krishna too fought a battle and so was Jesus crucified. If they were real personalities, why would people wage a war? It’s time humans start living right-side-up. Thoughts rule, the outermost core, being is the innermost self and feeling is inbetween which can be called the bridge. Let the feelings stir within to enjoy the flavor of being and think effectively to drink the juices of feelings with love, compassion, forgiveness and unity. Each human mind has a temperament style. Tame the temperaments. The father of medicine Hippocrates is credited with originating the basic theory of temperament styles twenty four hundred years ago. He theorized that our behavior style was determined genetically at birth rather than from external influences such as astrology or birth order. Hippocrates believed that we are born with a combination of four genetic influences he called humors: Choleric (Worker), Sanguine (Talker), Phlegmatic (Watcher) and Melancholy (Thinker). It is here that we need to focus on the Melancholy attitude and watch out! Let thoughts maximize natural strengths to shrug the weaknesses and live in harmony. Follow the freesoul tips and develop the art of forgiveness – let not hate kill your own conscious within, let not hate trap you in a cell of ego, let not hate overcome you – all in the name of a so-called ‘Belief’ afterall
Believe in your ownself : Each person is born with beliefs. Let your feelings be a bridge to the heart and your own being. Self realization takes you closer to God of your faith and this faith triggered recognize God as one.
Prohibit anger. Once Self realization is there, anger subsides. Anger stresses you physically, ultimately makes you a loser.
Develop the art of ‘let go’. Drop the ego.
Meditate. This gives rise to positive thoughts. Think Right, Think Positive.
Be Aware. Awareness of the existence, awareness of being a human to understand the meaning of life and living in harmony with love and universal brotherhood.
Love Nature. Love thyself and others. When you are in love, you have an affair with the existence. Love is a natural flow so let the juices flow to spread peace around. If love is pierced with ego, hate, selfishness, domination and so on, demons rule over the angels of love.
Forgive. Control thoughts and you can forgive. Why retaliate in the manner the opponents behaves? If you lose your mind, anger vents up, if anger vents up, you become insane. So, let mind rule with controlled thoughts to spread love and peace from feelings in heart and you serve god, as humans are all same with differences of caste, creed, religion man made attempts of diverge beliefs.
There is Heaven here on earth and hell too here on earth. It’s in the hands of the humans to lead to the path they sort for. All one need to remember is the the Karma. The very essence of education is “Karma” – our action generates a force of energy that returns us in kind “What we sow, is what we reap” And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our Karma is achieved.
Like Bhagwad gita says:
“ buddhir jnanam asammohah, ksama satyam damah samah, sukham dukham bhavo bhavo, bhayam cabhayam eva cha. Ahimsa samta tusti, tapodanam yaso yasah, bhavanti bhava bhutanam, matta eva prthag vidhah”
(in short means, the qualities of human beings are all created by the lord Krishna.These qualities of intelligence, knowledge, freedom from doubt and delusion, forgiveness, truthfulness, control of senses, mind, happiness and distress, birth, death, fear, fearlessness, nonviolence, equanimity, satisfaction, austerity, charity, fame and infamy are all to be on guard.) Ksama, tolerance and forgiveness, should be practiced; one should be tolerant and excuse the offenses of others. Then there is peace, then there is love and when there is love, Miracles Happen!
Here is a Poem by Andrea P Forster
Mom I’m sorry for all of the tough times I put you through
There are many things that I did to you that I shouldn’t have
But I think it’s about time that I say I LOVE YOU
Mom this is coming from the heart
And that’s the only way to start
Since I was a little girl
My whole life went into a whirl
I’m sorry for all of the lies
And for all the times I made you cry
I’m sorry for all of the fights I started with you
Mom just remember I LOVE YOU
All of the things that I have been going through
Makes me realize what you say is true
Mom my whole life is on lockdown
Everyday I walk with a frown
I just want to be free
And live my life the way it used to be
Mom I’m happy you are there to help me through life
And that is true I don’t have to think twice
Mom my whole life went down the drain
Ever since I went to court
And went through all of that pain…….
I wish I could go back
And walk through life on different tracks
Mom freedom doesn’t come free
Especially for me
Mom I have committed many sins
But I have to stay strong
In my life I haven’t seen many grins
But I’ll be strong no matter how long
I still have a lot to learn
No matter how much my heart burns
Mom I’m sorry for all of the fights
Especially the ones that lasted all night
Mom my life is surrounded by a shell
There are not many things I can do
I don’t know if you can tell
But I’m not taking it very well
Mom I just want to tell you
That I’m sorry for all the hell I put you through
And I want you to remember that……..
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!
Source: Family Friend Poems