What, have I learned on Today? I have learned, from those who were taught in the halls of academia as well as those who were taught in the halls of their Experience, that The Journey is the Destination. I have learned, that when I am upset, to look within; that no one and no thing outside of myself, is responsible for how I feel. I have learned that it is My Responsibility as well as My Privilege to take care of myself. I have learned from a dear friend, that I will, as he puts it, lie to myself; somehow convincing myself, in some form or fashion that, “something bad is going to happen.” I have learned from the writings of Iyanla Vanzant and in A Course In Miracles, that when I am upset, I am never upset for the reason I think I’m upset. And, that a good course of action is to say to myself, “there is something here I need to forgive, there is something here I must forgive.” And, at those times I also add, there is something here “I want to forgive.” What I want to forgive, what my learned friends and mentors say…what I need to forgive, what I must forgive, is the mindset that “I am not enough; I am not smart enough, I am not pretty enough, I am not rich enough, I am not thin enough, I am not a good enough wife mother friend…the List can and many times does go on-and-on.  An excellent example, of what the dear friend mentioned before, says about how I will lie to myself. And, so when Iyanla and other learned friends and mentors tell me that “there is something here I need to forgive, must forgive,” I BELIEVE THEM! For indeed if I am to give myself the love & Joy The Grace and Tranquility that this Journey Promises I Must Forgive…and IT IS ME!

Forgiveness – the Undoing of fear. Forgiveness – an Expression of love …                                                                                              From A Course In Miracles

Forgiveness -give up the old for the new; allow change to take place …Iyanla Vanzant

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