Monday, April 25, 2011


Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind.  Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

- The Buddha

"It's obvious that we can't feel peaceful when we are angry.  It's also obvious that we will stay angry when we hold on to thoughts of resentment.  If this is so obvious, why do we do it?  For so many reasons?

"One reason is that we want to be right.  Another is that we want to be acknowledged for our pain or the injustices we have suffered.  Perhaps it simply feels good to have the energy of anger.  Perhaps, unconsciously, we hold on in order to have someone to blame for our inadequacies or our failures not realizing that we are keeping ourselves in the victim role by holding on. 

"The time to let go of our resentment is now.  Only then can we find the peace we so deeply seek."

"I am so grateful that God is giving me the willingness to let go of all my resentments so I can find peace."

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