Monday, April 13, 2015

learning to be better

What I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is essential for every human being to forgive herself or himself because as we continue to live, we will make mistakes. That  is inevitable. It is part of our human frailties. 

And once we do and we see the mistake, then we should forgive ourselves and say, "Well, if I'd known better I'd have done better" ..... 

We say to people who, you think, you may have injured and offended, "I'm sorry," and then you say to yourself, too: "I'm sorry." 

And if we all hold on, too long, to the mistake, then we won't see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can't see what we're capable of being. 

We can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end, the real forgiveness is in one's own self.  I guess, young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves... 
When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too ugly or too sexual or too asexual, then that's rough.

 But we can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how we think about ourselves... 

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