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Forgiveness Meditation Recap

From: Jan
Sent on: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 6:27 PM
Dear Friends,
 
For those of you that could not attend the Meditation training last Sunday, here's a brief summary:
 
John Cunningham guided us through a mediation on the idea of Forgiveness.  First we discussed how to forgive our own shortcomings, which is really necessary before anything else.  Then we thought of the resentments we hold in our hearts because of perceived or real injustices that we have suffered.  John made the point that this anger or resentment does no harm to those who have hurt us, but really becomes a prison for our own spirit.  Being able to let go and forgive is freeing, and enables us to open our hearts to the beauty of this existence
 
Consider this quote:
 
There are imperfections in every human being, and you will always become unhappy if ye look toward the people themselves.  But if you look toward God, you will love them and be kind to them, for the world of God is the world of perfection and complete mercy.  Therefore, so not look at the shortcomings of anybody; see with the sight of forgiveness.  The imperfect eye beholds imperfections.  The eye that covers faults looks toward the Creator of souls.  He created then, trains and provides for them, endows them with capacity and life, sight and hearing;  therefore, they are signs of His grandeur.  You must love and be kind to everybody, care for the poor, protect the weak, heal the sick, teach and educate the ignorant. ~The Baha'i Writings
 
We had a wonderfully diverse group of 14 at the Chagrin Falls Library.  We hope you can join us for our next MeetUp in April.  For more details, click on this link:
 
 
Warmest greetings,
 
Jan
 
 
Baha'i Faith in the Chagrin Valley

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