I realized one day, I had carried a lot of offenses with me into adulthood, especially offenses concerning my parents.
It wasn’t until I learned how to forgive and take responsibility for my responses and reactions, was I able to see the lessons and truth of situations.
Once I got out of my way and started healing, that healing released wisdom and freedom into my life. If I chose to keep remembering the pain of the past, that would have only kept the bitterness and that feeling of injustice alive.
Unfortunate, when we hold on to pain from the past or present, it gets projected on other people when that hurt gets triggered; in reality, it has nothing to do with anyone but us and we miss the lesson we need to learn.
Have you heard of the Hawaiian therapist who cured an entire ward of criminally insane patients without ever meeting any of them?
Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len would review each of the patients’ files, and then he healed them by healing himself through the power of Ho’oponopono the ancient art of forgiveness. A powerful Hawaiian prayer.
Quote: “The purpose of life is to be restored back to Love, moment to moment. To fulfill this purpose, the individual must acknowledge that he is 100 percent responsible for creating his life the way it is. He must come to see that it is his thoughts that create his life the way it is moment to moment. The problems are not people, places, and situations but rather the thoughts of them. He must come to appreciate that there is no such thing as “out there.”― Ihaleakala Hew Len