Can we say that any resentment is justified? The wrongs that people have done might indicate otherwise. Justified resentment only ensures that undesirable results will ensue.
Such results include unhappiness, anger, disappointment, frustration and plenty more. If those things don’t take a physical toll, they eventually will and the results will start to look like fatigue, illness, even cancer. These greater outcomes may be indirectly related.
Healing from anything will not been hanced by resentment it may actually be what limits recovery.
The simplest way to overcome resentment is forgiveness. If that price seems too high, check with the alternative.
A great distinction was recently revealed to me by my Coach regarding Decisions versus Choices. Basically, a Decision is when we have supporting information, justification or even defensiveness about our Decision.
On the other hand, a Choice needs none of that. The powerful thing to note here is that the Choice doesn’t have to be defended or justified, it simply is. The example was eating a chocolate bar. The Decision would have us saying it’s a reward or it isn’t something that we do all the time. Choice would simply declare: “I’m eating a chocolate bar.” Which has greater power?
Whether we call it Higher Power or Higher Self, we mostly have a sense of some greater awareness that can be harnessed towards great outcomes. It is the connection to this awareness that seemingly makes all the difference.
And, should we remain disengaged, struggles, challenges and obstacles loom large over our experience and results are hard to come by. Acting with Purpose, in relation to our higher being, brings a joy and a passion to the journey that makes the entire process worthwhile.
To simply BE with Purpose may be difficult for some, yet that is what makes life bountiful.
Life is truly a choice. An unexamined life gives us all sorts of surprises and unexpected outcomes that we most often didn’t ask for. We count on luck or some other form of magic to occur without participating. Our expectations are consistently unmet because we simply demand things to be so and neglect to contribute.
The people we admire and respect (those that seemingly have it easy in creating results) follow basic, foundational practices that allow them to receive in abundance. Such activities include raising awareness, mediation, maintaining consistency, actions aligned with commitment, keeping their word and constantly taking measurements.