“My only function is the one God gave me. My happiness and my function are one.”

If I let go the darkness of the past, the fear that I felt then and continue to remember, I will release myself from the prison of sadness I have made. The past does not have to be long ago; it can be five minutes ago. As I’ve noted, it doesn’t mean ignoring the darkness; rather it means turning within to my Teacher and asking for help in looking at it directly and correctly.

On a practical level, I have a forgiveness opportunity in response to my reaction to what I perceive as unkindness on the part of some neighbors. I can either hold on to the anger and frustration I feel, or allow my Teacher to show me how to think, speak, and act in a loving manner. I am grateful.



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