Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Lewis B. Smedes

“None of us wants to admit that we hate someone... when we deny our hate we detour around the crisis of forgiveness.

We suppress our spite, make adjustments, and make believe we are too good to be hateful.

But the truth is that we do not dare to risk admitting the hate we feel, because we do not dare to risk forgiving the person we hate."

(Illness; dcrelief will return soon. Thank you.)


  1. This was an important one for me to read today. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I'm still working with 'The Plan,' removing behaviors and attitudes that hinder me from reaching my dreams and goals.
    You know me... and my insane willingness to share the bells that ring in my head.
    Thank YOU for sharing with me.

  3. Lights...You are the light of the world. Thanks dear Dixie for your comments in my blog. and thanks for the candlelight.

  4. Wishing you clarity and peace. I heard a great definition of forgiveness - "giving up the hope that the past will be different". I myself am still working on that, learning to drop the "but", but you and me are getting there, see how far our steps have taken us. I share my bells too, so no need to explain for me :) Sending you love during your time away, best wishes xx

  5. Dear Dixie,
    May your 'plan' continue to grow with positive momentum.
    Hoping that your dreams and goals will soon be realised.
    I hope are feeling better real soon.
    Warm thoughts, your way, Gary :-) x

  6. Dear Jun Bullan,
    That's very kind of you to say; thanks for visiting me.
    Just for me... I think we all are part of a light that embraces and share all good things.
    It is growth when, what we bring, gets shared in return, elevating our understanding of others.
    Thanks for your own uplifting blogs!

  7. A jewel shining through~
    Giving up hope concerning the past? Yes, I am feeling in more control of what needs to be 'past'.
    By staying in the moment, my thoughts of the past dissolve. Thoughts of the future cannot enter unless I allow them passage.
    This behavior gives me great clarity and peace.
    I've always liked your bells! xx

  8. Klahanie~
    Dear Gary,
    My plans are moving along in spite of the recent physical setbacks. (Nothing I wish to elaborate on, or complain about.)
    I do thank you for your positive interaction of empathy, your shared hopes, and warm thoughts.
    :) x


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