Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #187 — Let It Go So You Can Grow
That word is very top of mind for me right now as the Jewish High Holiday Yom Kippur — The Day of Atonement — began last night at sunset and extends through sunset tonight.
The word “atonement” is defined as “reparation for a wrong or injury.” But when it comes to this holiday, when it comes to the Jewish tradition, it’s not a one-and-done thing.
I have always been taught that asking for forgiveness and making amends is only the first step. True atonement does not occur until that time in the future, when presented with the same situation, you make a different choice. THAT is the moment of full atonement.
“Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future.”
— Paul Boese
All those things that might have been, could have been, and even should have been are occupying space in your heart and mind. And holding onto them takes energy.
Releasing them enables you to find acceptance for what actually happened and use your energy to create the expanded future you want.
You see, it is impossible to write the next chapter in our lives while we are rereading the last one.
Find forgiveness, especially for yourself, and turn your attention towards creation. And, the next time you are presented with the same situation … may you choose to start with forgiveness!
How expansive of a future could you create from there?
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