21 Feb 2013

Day 21

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Day 21
Lunch time Bar Method. Lesson learned: don’t go to the pregnant instructor’s class. Not sure if she is hardcore because she is pregnant, but I don’t remember hurting this much in a Bar Method class before. She kinda killed us all in the class. So today is day 21. Research shows that it takes 21 days to develop a habit. That’s 21 days of exercising in some way every day, 21 days to meditation, 21 days to eat healthily, 21 days doing, 21 days of anything. All I can say, I am used to waking up @5am after 21 days.

Right before the happy Friday I wanted to write about forgiving and forgetting. It’s always been a challenge for a lot of people to forgive. I have been dealing with a lot of emotional stress couple of months ago and one thing I keep reminding myself that it takes less energy to love and forgive than it does to stay angry and hold a grudge. One analogy that I really like from buddhism: “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

So when you are reading this, if you feel anger towards someone, think about it, you feel angry because it’s your ego talking. You may find it easy to forgive when you realize that what people say or do is about them, it’s not about you. Learning to smile and letting things go is an important virtue. We need to forgive not for their benefit but for own internal peace. And remember, we are all humans. We make mistakes.
Remember, we have all hurt people in our lives, and we have all benefited from someone’s forgiveness. Release yourself from the burden of anger and resentment. Life is too short.
Love you all. xo

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One Response to “Day 21”

  1. Reply Name says:

    Very wise words, dear lady. Hope all is well,

    -Aishath

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