Friday, May 30, 2008

Forgive The Unforgivable

One of the hardest, thorniest and most difficult things we humans are ever called upon to do is to respond to evil with kindness, and to forgive the unforgivable.

We love to read stories about people who've responded to hatred with love, but when that very thing is demanded of us personally, our default seems to be anger, angst, depression, righteousness, hatred, etc.

Yet study after study shows that one of the keys to longevity and good health is to develop a habit of gratitude and let go of past hurts. Want to live a long, happy life? Forgive the unforgivable. It really is the kindest thing you can do for yourself.

Your enemy may not deserve to be forgiven for all the pain and sadness and suffering purposefully inflicted on your life, but you deserve to be free of this evil. As Ann Landers often said, "hate is like an acid. It destroys the vessel in which it is stored." Read the how-to steps at WikiHow.com.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

After reading the other posts here I think I found my problem. I woke up one morning with a raised welt on my cheek over a period of time the swelling got worse. It went to the side of my neck was hot to the touch. I went to doctor he gave me antibiotic was on it for 8 days some swelling went down but the mark on my cheek still raised and sore and now I have welts on my scalp that feel like a burning needle piercing me at different intervals. He put me on clyndimaicin 300 mg pill 3 times a day waiting to see what happens. From everything Ive read here I think this is my problem we have had these Asian beetles in our house for over a year. I am going to bring this to my drs attention at next visit not sure if there is a blood test they can do to look for toxin or not. Thanks for all your help:)

Donna Watkins said...

Apparently this person left a comment on a different article than what she was referring to. Here's the article that talks about Lady Bugs and bites:
http://www.thenatureinus.com/2008/05/do-ladybugs-bite.html

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