In past posts I’ve admitted to having — for a large part of my life — a huge problem with anger. As with other areas where I felt a weakness with a particular character trait, I began to work on personal transformation. Fortunately, it is no longer an issue and most people who know me now would probably not suspect that ever was an issue.
Good. I’m glad. 🙂
Related to the anger issue, I was also a major grudge-holder. With me, it was enemies; whether deserved or created. I look back on the negative hate-energy I kept bottled up in my mind and heart and can realize how much that held me back toward accomplishing that which I desired.
Plus, since the cells which make up our body all take their signals from the mind, the physical effects of a grudge are immense. Of course, none of this bothered those for whom I held grudges. By and large, they never knew. But, considering I didn’t like them, they sure held a lot of power over me, didn’t they? It reminds me of the famous quote attributed to Gandhi:
“Don’t hold a grudge; it allows a person to live in your head rent-free.”
This Holiday Season, give yourself a special gift: let go of any and all grudges. Paraphrasing the famous milk commercial, “It’ll do your body (and mind) good.”
How do you do in the “grudge department?” Please share any thoughts you feel might be helpful, for yourself and/or the rest of us.