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Today, we’re on Day 20 of the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT) Season for NonViolence (SNV). If you’re aching for more peace in the world, you may be surprised that most of this work begins within each individual. Within the SNV program of 64 days, we are often invited to rise to a gentler, more compassionate level within ourselves. This is one of those days, with the quality for today being self-forgiveness. Try the AGNT meditation for today, below, and see if you don’t feel the world soften a bit. Try the exercise. Spend 20 minutes considering and writing. And please consider sending us comments on your results. Here is AGNT’s Day 20 meditation:
DAY 20 Feb. 18: The thought for today is SELF-FORGIVENESS. When I judge myself, I tend to believe that who I am is what I have done or not done, what I have or do not have. I know that who I am is greater than all these things. I am greater than any mistake I have ever made. When we get even the slightest glimpse of the unity of life, we realize that sitting in judgment of other people and countries and races, I’m training my mind to sit in judgment of myself. As I forgive others, I am teaching the mind to respond with forgiveness everywhere, even to the misdeeds and mistakes of my own past. Practicing self-forgiveness is a foundation for practicing nonviolence.
Today: I will write an apology letter to myself for anything I have done to myself that I wish I had not, or ways that I have disappointed myself and not fully lived up to my potential. I’ll mail the letter to myself and when it arrives, I will read it in a quiet place.
● Kebba Buckley Button is a corporate stress management trainer and the author of the 2012 book, Peace Within: Your Peaceful Inner Core (on Amazon.com >Books>Button) and the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You (on Amazon.com >Books>Buckley). She also has a natural healing practice and is an ordained minister.
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Angie Schaffer said:
Aye a good lesson. I think we should all learn how to forgive ourselves for anything we have done to impede our growth as human beings.
Writing a letter of apology to ourselves is a very interesting idea.
Kebba Buckley Button said:
Angie, thank you so much!