Forgiveness Part 2

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How Do We Forgive?

We make up our minds and our hearts to let go, knowing that carrying around anger and judgment toward others or ourselves is a burden we no longer wish to bear.

Beginning to Learn to Forgive

By Rev. Bill Englehart

Jesus was once asked how often one should forgive. Seven times? His response was, “Not seven times, but, I tell you seventy-seven times” (Matthew 18:21-22). 

Seventy-seven is not a magic number. Earlier translations say seventy times seven, or 490. It was simply Jesus’ way of saying forgiveness can be infinite.

To understand forgiveness, we need to understand what it is not. It is not about condoning bad behavior or saying we must trust those who have mistreated us. It does not mean that there will be no justice for bad acts.

Consider this from H. Emilie Cady’s Lessons in Truth, written more than 100 years ago:

“To forgive does not simply mean to arrive at a place of indifference to those who do personal injury to us; it means far more than this. To forgive is to give for—to give some kind of actual definite good in return for evil given.”

This may seem like a tall order but when done, we can see the results straightaway. I have known parents who forgave the person who killed their child. When I asked why, they said that if they had not, they would be consumed with anger and bitterness. Forgiveness was the answer.

Special thanks to https://www.unity.org/resources/practices/forgiveness?gclid=CjwKCAjw-7LrBRB6EiwAhh1yX0KeEIRi4RrZm70idqab_q5tp-YGOqqFNl3-qiPSlBkSqhORZT-mTBoCTVcQAvD_BwE

Best Meditation Apps

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In 2019 most of the things we use in our everyday life is located on our phone. I’d like to share with you the top 5 meditation apps in 2019.

1.Breethe

I love this app because it is FREE! Breethe is a free app that follows users throughout the day, from the time they wake up to the time they go to sleep. It provides them with supportive tools and guidance to help them stay on track with their meditation practices throughout the day. It offers five-minute meditations, along with tips for overcoming pressure, feeling love, and living with intention and inner peace. It is fully customizable, making it a user-friendly app to help support your practice.

2. Buddhify

With this mindfulness app, meditation sessions are organized by theme according to where you are in your day. It is widely known to be one of the best apps for anxiety, and is personalized depending on what you’re up to, from waking up, commuting or taking a quick break at work to dealing with stress or having trouble falling asleep.

3.Calm

This app brings joy, peace, and a sense of clarity to your everyday life. Millions of people agree that this app is great for meditation, mindfulness, and changing your life in a positive way.

4. Mindfulness Daily

This is another mindfulness app that will only take a few minutes of your time each day and provide you with invaluable benefits. The app supports quick, effective guided practices to reduce stress and anxiety, improve performance, and enhance sleep (along with the growing list of other evidence-based benefits of mindfulness, like pain management).

5. Simply Being

 Simply Being is a solid, affordable app that features voice-guided meditations as well as relaxing nature sounds. Used by both beginners and professionals, this app allows you to meditate easily with step-by-step guidance. You can decide how much time you want to dedicate to your meditation session, from 5 to 30 minutes, and choose to listen to music, nature sounds, or silence. Simply Being urges users to deeply relax and experience the present moment.