Day two MindBody Cleanse – The path of forgiveness
By Lauren Ostrowski Fenton
Episode 158 Being well with Lauren
Stop being loyal to your suffering and let it go Day 2 Forgiveness ( of 14 day MindBody cleanse)
Well how did you go with day One? What did you learn? Don’t forget that this is about giving up your teddy of past patterns and reforming new ones…and that is no easy process but you can do this. Today we examine forgiveness.
Why have I chosen to explore forgiveness so early in the Mind body course? Because all change, all healing, all cleansing starts with empathy compassion and forgiveness. This is not about trotting out a ‘that’s ok’ towards past memories and people this is about soul searching, meditation and self-inquiring in order that you physically and mindfully forgive everything which has occurred in the past- kind of like cleaning out a fridge…all the food with an expiry date is gone thrown out finished. You can do this. So roll up your sleeves and let’s get forgiving.
What is forgiveness?
Surrendering to letting go of every negative feeling and allowing love for the other person and love for yourself flood in. Feelings of understanding, tolerance, and exoneration are paramount here. When you forgive you take the box marked I still reflect on this past hurt with resentment and hurt out of your backpack- I give up all hurt and all resentment. To give up…now that is a big feeling isn’t? – to totally give up..but what happens when we give up something? When we forgive a hurt we feel lighter because our load is lighter…if we want to get to the top of the mountain we need to lighten our load.
Now don’t forget your yoga and meditation practice. And we will speak again tomorrow about Day three ;being in the present’.