Rejection. Betrayal. Shattered dreams.
It’s a rare being who hasn’t or won’t experience one or the other in a lifetime. They are life’s trials that can make us stronger or break us down. Breaking down is normal. What it shouldn’t be is permanent. Learn to forgive the person who has hurt you by being mindful.
Minor irritations are easy to get over with, like the driver who cuts you off in traffic, or the rude sales clerk. It’s the soul-crushing incidents that linger in your heart and mind that leave you feeling hurt, angry, and vengeful. A partner who deceives you, a co-worker who maligns you to get that promotion, a friend you thought would have your back when you needed them. Even more horrible, it could be a stranger who has assaulted you or a loved one, with disastrous or even fatal consequences. [Read more…] about Mindfulness as a Tool for Forgiveness