Before the meeting I was talking to someone who had been badly hurt by their girlfriend. I said that from an Alanon perspective he would feel better once he was able to forgive her. What he got was an insight that he had been affected by another person's alcoholism.
I spent the rest of the meeting thinking about the nature of forgiveness and that it is freely given by our higher power if it is sought. As Steve E. mentioned in yesterday's post, the blessings do not have to be earned. No one has to earn my forgiveness either. The more forgiving I am of myself, the easier it is to extend that attitude of forgiveness to others. If I am not forgiving of others, I stew in resentment, uncomfortable until my resistance melts away.
What's good about today is that life can get easier if I am willing to try new ways of thought and action.
Groves of Majesty
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