Now this is the kind of light I want to possess in life--> sunny wonderful, vibrant - a painting, picture, a thought, an idea, a vision quite easy to replicate in my home where sunshine is a' plenty!. I am absolutely smitten!
---->Taking from the title of this post, I was going to gab' on about a list of things, objects, beings, ideas that inspire me. BUT no way can I go with that right now. No sense. It would bear more weight if I acknowledge that at this very moment, I feel a deep throbbing hurt. Writing therapy is what this is about.
Somebody very dear to me has said something very mean --> to my face, aiks, agh! Undeserved. However, I am humble enough to acknowledge that, I too, have one time or two or three or four and so on in life, most especially when I was a young, unwittingly done a misdeed or uttered a darn selfish callous word towards another. In short, I am throwing no stones.
Which leads me to the conclusion that one of the most heroic and bravest acts in the world must be the sublime, genuine act of forgiveness; the absolute, without grudge or judgement forgiving of someone who has hurt, sliced and cut you deep. More so, towards one who would not because of pride, even accede to the offense.
TRUE, I was verbally maligned but no real crime was committed. Yet, my tears flowed relentlessly ( still do) and a physical pain that seeped to my very veins was what I had to bear. With awe and reverence I think of those able to forgive in spite of injustice. This is a great lesson on love for me. This is what it means to forgive 70x7. I still remember the words of the Lord.
To the person I love who has offended and distressed me so, I wish no harm. Yet, I do know that someday, this very person will experience the repercussions of the same great grievance I was subjected to. It will happen....such is the way of the world. I'm quite afraid I have but to sit back and see. I will love and heal and do pray that at that time, to have the right words of comfort and wisdom to make things right for this love of mine. What a great lesson on unconditional love to have had today. Pardoned much, I pay forward the grace.
Tomorrow is a new day and I look forward to it with much reverence and thanksgiving. My soul is as illuminated by that wonderful painting above by Johann Messely.
Heck, no, I don't have a "list of wonder fulls' to enumerate this moment..but my heart and soul is filled with the peaceful knowledge that I have so generously forgiven, and more sublimely, ( allow me to say) I am a loving being. That, I must conclude, is the most wonderful wonder of all.