Monday, December 29, 2014

THE BEST YOU CAN DO IS FORGIVE

"Well it's alright riding around in the breeze, and it's alright if you live the life you please."
"Well it's alright, remember to live and let live, and it's alright the best you can do is forgive."

Those words from a song by The Traveling Wilburys contain  so much wisdom. In this world of so much violence and mayhem, we sure need for everyone to realize that it is time to stop fighting and to once and for all forgive others of past deeds and just start over. Can you imagine how this world would be if everyone just stopped and took time to truly forgive everyone who has hurt them in any way? If that was to happen we could then start building a world where we all treated others in a much nicer and kinder way. Do I think this is ever going to happen? Probably not in my lifetime but as long as I am here I will just keep on dreaming of that day and try and do my best to forgive everyone who has caused me pain either real or imagined. The funny thing about forgiveness---it helps us much more than the one we are forgiving. That Divine law of Karma always comes full circle in due time. So as we forgive we then are forgiven. Here's hoping that right now you will take a moment and see if you are still holding on to any unforgiveness toward others. And if you are just forgive, let it all be washed away and see how much lighter and freer you then feel. May this new week ahead be one that is filled with love, peace, and joy for you and yours. The best you can do is forgive. Before signing off I would like to share with you a couple of quotes. The first comes from the Science of Mind textbook where it states: A man(woman) may have many shortcomings, but if he loves greatly, much will be forgiven him. And finally from the writer Hafiz comes this statement--Your wounds of love can only heal when you can forgive this dream. Peace and love to all.

11 comments:

deepian said...

"as we forgive we then are forgiven" - it is beautiful, isn't it - divine truths are always simple and very powerful :)

Happy new year to you and yours Ron, and to everyone who contributes here.

captron52 said...

Thanks Ian for the visit and the wishes. Likewise the very best to you and yours. May the new year usher in more peace for all of us.

Silentwhisper1 said...

Hi Cap-nice post my friend.
Forgiveness shall set one free, so I've heard.
I hope you have the best New Year ever! my friend.And I'll always be so thankful for you and your words here.And hope to see them in print one day.

From our home to yours, "Happy New Year!" (hugs)...

captron52 said...

Hi Dee. Thanks for the kind words and wishes. I have much to be thankful for as I begin the new year and one of those is the friendship you and I share. May you and your beautiful family have the best year ever!

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste brother Ron, do we need to forgive? Should we encourage forgiveness to become a part of our philosophical repertoire? I do not believe in forgiving my brethren.

Countless acts, ranging from the discrete to the utterly vile, may be inflicted upon my self, family or those I love and I will steadfastly deny them forgiveness. Do I have a cold heart? Am I being ostentatious, argumentative or contrary?

No!

The act, or need, to forgive merely imposes another layer of illusion upon a world already full of too many sugar plums. It is my humble opinion that the act of forgiving causes too much philosophical stress.

Everything has to start somewhere. Each of us must have a rock. Our philosophy must be complete, intact, unsullied.

First and foremost a man must remain committed to embracing his philosophy. Without a philosophical position, I cannot weigh in on any subject, least of all one so fundamentally important as forgiveness.

I have to go now.... will carry this on when I can dedicate the time necessary to completing my argument.

In Lak' ech, brother... prosper with love..... lvie with joy.....

captron52 said...

You know me pretty well old friend. As I have said before I will leave all the really deep teachings to others as I continue to make this life easier for anyone I can. Hence my reason for saying we need to forgive others. The biggest reason is that we fail to do this then the anger inside of us eats away and erodes our ability to truly enjoy each moment. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. It is truly appreciated!

captron52 said...

That sentence should have read: as I continue to TRY to make life easier. Cause I know that I cannot ever make anything for others. Just wanted to clear that up.

Christopher Dos Santos said...

First and foremost; a man must remain committed to embracing his philosophy. Without a philosophical position, I cannot weigh in on any subject, least of all one so fundamentally important as forgiveness. cont......

The cornerstone of my philosophy, as you know my dear friend, is predicated upon maintaining a keen connection to unity consciousness. Therefore; all philosophical positions I maintain must first fall within the borders of singularity consciousness.

When I weigh the route we humans take toward forgiveness, against the absolute truth of unity consciousness, significant obstacles arise which bring into question the substance of the emotion we call forgiveness. These obstacles I speak of, in my humble opinion, direct humanity toward a process which only serves to appease ones ego. (This is no surprise as forgiveness is a concept promulgated by a secular agenda.)

Where do the inconsistencies lie?

Offended by the prospect of jettisoning an apparently valuable societal ethos, it stands to reason, you should demand substance be applied to this argument. In the process of establishing an argument, an entire book could be written. However, to expedite the process a few talking points might quickly be raised for consideration.

Let's first look a little closer at the puzzle pieces which lead to the act of forgiveness. For argument sake, Jack and Sally are dating, Jack offends Sally by sleeping with her sister Jill.

1. Sally is of the belief an offence has been levelled against her person.

2. Sally further believes that Jack is the source of the offence.

3. Sally confronts Jack, an argument ensues, they then part ways.

4. Sally's core belief suggests that one should always try to forgive others.

5. In time, Sally's core belief inevitably drives her toward a desire to cleanse herself of the ill feelings toward Jack.

6. Sally makes the decision to forgive Jack of his indiscretion.

7. Sally, Jack, and all others who can offer testimony to Sally's act of forgiveness, make mutual gains from the process of forgiving.

I promise to finish this reply this weekend brother......

In Lak' ech, prosper with love.... live with joy....

captron52 said...

Thanks Chris

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste brother;

Having no sense of consciousness, Sally finds herself in the common, but unenviable, position of being cast against the world. This, "little I" concept of self places Sally, and all others of her ilk, on an inevitable path toward conflict.

Sally, in seeing herself only as a physical entity, cannot escape the world of cause and effect. Failing to grasp her metaphysical self, she attributes the mechanics of her reality to a series of events that "happen to her".

Given the opportunity for Sally to view reality through a more detailed lens, she would soon discover there is nothing other than her "self" which drives the reality she experiences daily.

With this greater viewpoint at her disposal, Sally would understand the reality Jack plays out before her is exactly the reality she "needs" to experience. Moreover, she would see the event as an opportunity for self growth and personal discovery.

Moving beyond the, who did what, part of the experience. Sally could serve herself well by realising the process of forgiveness always originates with an act of judgement. Judgement itself, as a working part of this equation, is a very slippery slope racing, at a high rate of speed, away from logic.

The first mistake we make when we judge is that we separate ourselves from our true identity as consciousness. Instead of seeing the event as a tool for learning, Sally takes offence. Sally could choose to discover why the event arrived at her doorstep. She could look to see what pearls of wisdom could be gained. She could thank Jack for his part in helping her discover her true nature. After all, I am sure the experience is not altogether a pleasant one for Jack.

We all know well the feeling of a bruised Ego. The beastly Ego drives out of our minds. We convince ourselves the world is separate from our reality. We fail to understand that we are the GodSelf creators of our own world. We are the actor, the writer and the audience, all wrapped into one.

Taking away the "I against you paradigm"..... we can deal with life from a singular perspective. Whence we accept there is only ONE, we decide to create a new philosophy, new characteristics emerge.

You can never hurt me, I am you...

I am the creator of all experience...

Judgement has it's source in illusion, it serves the Ego as creator of maya...

Forgiveness, like judgement, are sourced in illusion...

All is not as we might first believe it to be. Thank you for the post brother. Having toyed with the Devil's advocate, I must add, you are absolutely right. We must always strive for unity, we must always seek to express our true nature which is divine love.


In Lak' ech Brother, prosper with love.. live with joy....

captron52 said...

thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to share with us your thoughts on forgiveness. Even though I realize we are all one I continue to try and help folks to maybe better their illusions here somewhat. For enlightened ones such as yourself it is easier to see that when we give substance to such things as human ego conditions we are not truly doing all we can to find answers. But it is those folks who have either not yet begun or are just starting out on a deeper path that I feel the urge to connect with. As I have said to you before I am kinda like the emt that arrives on scene and tries to patch up the injured parties until they can be transported to the medical center and there receive the more permanent healings by heeding the advice of the surgeons. And when I day surgeons I am talking about enlightened folks much like yourself who can give the patients mofre light. Thanks again for being such a great friend and comrade. Keep up the good work. The world needs you!