On today’s episode of ‘daily musings’ I was having a conversation with a friend earlier today about what it means to have certain expectations on the people around you and what it means to consequently and almost inevitably experience disappointments along the way.
Now this isn’t a fleshed out thought but I just wondered how people handle disappointment. Is it as simple as confronting the person involved? Do you expect a resolution?
In a way this connects to an interesting seminar that I had the pleasure of being a part of about forgiveness. During the seminar, we talked about what it meant to forgive someone who has wronged you as well as forgive yourself. The meditation is as follows:
Meditation on forgiveness
“There are ways that I have hurt others, caused them suffering, knowingly or unknowingly, out of my pain, fear, anger, and confusion. I ask for forgiveness.”
“There are many ways that I have betrayed, harmed, or abandoned myself through thoughts, words, and deeds, knowingly or unknowingly. For each of the ways that I have hurt myself through action and inaction, I forgive myself.”
“There are ways that others have hurt, harmed, or betrayed me, out of fear, pain, confusion, and anger. I have carried this pain in my heart for too long. To the extent that I am ready, I offer forgiveness to those who have caused me harm.”
I hope you found this interesting or useful.
See you next week!