“Our challenge is to find the compassion for others that we want them to have for us.” -Sally Kohn
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.
During the month of March, Moving Art will be sharing some of our most popular and Moving Monday blogs from the last. These are some of the blogs that resonated most with our readers and we know we can always use small reminders as move along our on our personal journeys of growth. Stay tuned to see if your favorite post makes it!