Forgiveness Video – The Affirmation Spot for Tuesday July 21, 2009

Mark Twain is quoted as saying, “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”

Forgiveness is about letting go, acceptance, and taking a risk. It is a process of letting go of toxins that accumulate within us when they are not regularly cleansed through release.

Forgiveness is a recognition that other people have failings just as we do. It is a recognition that they may not always act towards us to their highest capacity. We must accept this fact and them before we can forgive. Recognizing that they are in the same human situation that we are in is a great beginning point.

Forgiveness is a risk. We risk our forgiveness being rejected or taken advantage of. This risk creates fear when we think about forgiving. We can overcome this by understanding that forgiveness, for all the good it does others, is mostly about us and our growth. If the other person benefits, then that is a double bonus.

The other person’s acceptance or rejection does not matter. We get the benefit either way. Here is a nice little video with some wonderful thoughts around the concept of forgiveness. ENJOY!

Stay inspired!


2009 Affirmation

“This year I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be!”


About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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