Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Under every moment of anger is an enormity of sadness,
 and under that a sea of compassion.     - Stephen Levine

The Greek word for forgiveness means to unbind.


Be not bound.


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Deb Shucka said...

I love this new (to me) dimension of forgiveness. Thank you.

Lola said...

could u just hit me on the head with a coconut?! i needed this postxoxoxo

deb said...


I do believe you have shifted something in me here.

sincere appreciation.

unbind. my word. such a wording.

Tabitha Bird said...

yes, Amen!


Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Wow - to forgive is to unbind. Yes. So glad you posted this.

Elizabeth said...

I really have to think about this, wrap my brain around (bind?) it -- thank you.

Amber said...

I could think this over for hours.

Gosh, it rings true, though. Un-bind... Yes.


Southern GFCF said...

This is within my control?

So much of our life has been controlled by what was done to us, what continues to be done to us by others.

How does one start the process of unbinding?

Given our cicrcumstances, to unbind seems much more palatable than forgiving them.

The student is thinking she may be ready, since you put it this way.


kario said...

I don't know where you continually come up with these lovely tidbits but I'm sure glad you do.

Thanks for sharing. I'm tucking this one away.