Forgiveness seems to be a re-occuring topic, and one that I have been meditating on for some time now.
I showed Louise Hay’s movie, “You Can Heal Your Life” to my students the other night in our Self-Mastery class. Have you ever seen it? I think this movie is a great example of how important it is for us to love ourselves. It speaks of the incredible healing power of positive thoughts, words and perspectives.
Although I have seen it several times, this particular time a line popped out to me that I hadn’t paid attention to before. It was spoken by Wayne Dyer, who was quoting Mark Twain on the topic of forgiveness.
It went like this:
Forgivenesss is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that crushed it.
I wrote it down in my notebook and repeated it over and over again. Somehow, I feel a great warmth and melting feeling in my heart at the thought of that little violet’s depth of compassion and love. And it doesn’t come out of any heroic act of courage on the flower’s part, it is simply it’s true nature.
Yes, this is very beautiful.