potatoesThanks Lynette for sending!   This is good.

One of my teachers had each one of us bring a clear plastic bag and a
sack of potatoes to class. For every person we’d refuse to forgive in our life,

we were told to choose a potato, write on it the name and date and put it in
the plastic bag.  Some of our bags, as you can imagine, were quite heavy.

We were then told to carry this bag with us everywhere for one week,

putting it beside our bed at night, on the car seat when driving, next to
our desk at work

The hassle of lugging this around with us made it clear what a weight

we were carrying spiritually, and how we had to pay attention to it all
the time to not forget and keep leaving it in embarrassing places.

Naturally, the condition of the potatoes deteriorated to a nasty slime.

This was a great metaphor for the price we pay for keeping our pain
and heavy negativity.

Too often we think of forgiveness as a gift to the other person but,

while that’s true, it clearly is also a gift for ourselves.

“Never Complain About What You Permit.”

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