Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.'”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thich Nhat Hanh
This may sound “far-fetched” to some, however as I began my personal “Journey of Discovery”, I found the above statement to be exactly where I was. It was easier for me… to hold onto the anger and blame towards my father than it was for me to release its power from my life. I was familiar with the pain and the rage that I felt inside which was much less painful than dealing with the unfamiliar feeling of love that just might be within me, if I forgave him.
While that pain and anger were familiar to me at one time; it would no longer fit into the life that I wanted to create for myself. As I began to clear away the wreckage of my past, I soon would learn to forgive and with that forgiveness came the freedom that I had longed for , for so many years. Yes, the love did follow, but to my surprise it wasn’t as painful as I had imagined it to be and the heaviness in my heart was no longer there; I am now able to receive the love that others offer me and in return I can genuinely give them my love in return!
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