With energy tied up in the past, we don’t have any left to take care of the present. We’re human. And sometimes we make big mistakes. What we forget is that by holding a grudge against someone who has hurt us, we only hurt ourselves more in the long run. Holding a grudge consumes our energy and diverts our attention away from the present moment. Because we’re tied up in our anger or hurt, we may miss the fact that in the present moment, we’re actually doing okay. Moments of peace and contentment elude us when our thoughts and feelings wander to past wrongs.
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is the right thing to do. When we make mistakes ourselves, we hope for compassion and understanding. When someone else hurts us, it serves us well to emulate what we would hope to have shown to us. Letting go of a grudge can do wonders for our overall well-being.
Today marks the official release of my book, Mindful Intentions. I have joined forces with Miraval Resort to create this stunning coffee table book with breathtaking imagery and powerful quotes to inspire a mindful life. Mindful Intentions is rich with wisdom and imagery to inspire reflection and gratitude. This beautiful, meditative book and companion DVD features my hand-selected photography of animals, plant life and landscapes. To order, click here to visit our Moving Art store.