Sunday, November 27, 2011

An Ounce of Prevention: QUOTE OF THE DAY and BOOK RECOMMENDATION: "The Love You Deserve" (Dr. Scott Peck, Shannon Peck)

"It is not egotistical to love yourself. Be very clear about that. It is Love's intention that all of us are deeply loved."---Dr. Scott Peck and Shannon Peck

"There are many excuses for not forgiving:

They don't deserve to be forgiven
They might do it again if I forgive
They may think I agree with them if I forgive
I don't want to give up my anger
Holding on to the hurt is my defense from being hurt again

This is not living the life you deserve. Holding onto anger is a decision to suffer. Let the transforming light of Love flow into your heart and release the pain that has attached itself to you. Allow Love to bring fresh, healing renewal to your heart.

Even though you may never go back to a relationship, it needs forgiveness---because you deserve forgiveness. Lack of forgiveness interferes with your ability to feel truly loved. When you let go of negative feelings, you let the hole in your heart heal through the power of forgiveness. 

It is important to understand that forgiveness does not mean that abusive behavior may continue. Forgiveness means that something changes in the relationship permanently. It means that you have made the decision to move away from the hurt and abuse. It means you have chosen to empower yourself and act on your decision for better love. Ask yourself, 'What would it take for me to let go and forgive? Do I really serve myself or the world by hanging onto bad feelings about myself or others?'"---"Healing Hurt & Abuse", pg.205

No better gift than the gift of forgiveness. *On so many levels* (Matthew 6:14-15). It may take a bit of time. Ask Adonai if you can do a lay-a-way plan. Of sorts (LOL). Anyway, I've been a fan of M.Scott Peck for some time now. You can cop this gem here.

Good stuff. GET. FREE. (John 8:32)


1 comment:

  1. Speaking of what you deserve (WHEW!):