The Evolving Heart

Peace Awaits

40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 29 How to Get Your Happy Back

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV Forgiveness and happiness are a part of my every day. I have learned that if I feel myself holding on to the smallest thing, that’s the time to let it go. I realize that I am responsible for my own…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 28 The Peace of Compassion

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ~ Mother Teresa Forgiveness births compassion. As one finds a small space in their heart to soften and forgive, the compassion comes pouring in. What was once the unthinkable act now has a larger perspective in the scheme of…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 27 The Sun Always Shines

“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” ~ George Eliot If we think about it, God, Spirit, and Nature never give up on us. We experience clouds and storms that bruise and batter us. But the sun is always shining above. We just can’t see it sometimes. Forgiveness is like this.…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 26 An Exercise in Love

            “Forgiveness is an exercise in Love. It’s ultimately being kind to yourself for once. No longer do you have to relive the hurt or resentment day after day, year after year. Forgiveness gives you pardon from that burden forevermore. Yes indeed, forgiveness is a selfless act of Love where…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 25 The Courage to Let Go

The ability to forgive and step through something that seems impossible takes courage and fortitude. It’s not easy. Very few say hang in there at all costs, even when the going becomes unbearable. Yet adversity and tough times teach us some of life’s greatest lessons if we are willing to find the diamonds in the…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 24 How Do You Know If You Have Truly Forgiven?

How do you know if you have really forgiven another person? Quite simply, when you think of that person, hate and anger are no longer present. You begin to see their actions and behaviors as patterns they learned. You feel emotions of sorrow and empathy for them instead of bitterness. You no longer feel like…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 23 The Blooms of Forgiveness

              Forgiveness is a process that must unfold like a flower. Just keep watering and it will reveal its beauty in time. “These two things are almost all I want, but unfortunately, neither one is my strong suit. I am very strong on blame, and wish this were one…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 22 If I Only Knew Then What I Joyfully Know Now

  “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” ~ Robert Frost People who forgive not for another person’s sake, but for their own experience a freedom that never knew was possible. They can’t quite believe they were holding on so tight to a position. You don’t have to give up your position, only the negative…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 21 Letting Go of Being Perfect

    “Today is a great day to give your best and be ok with the fact that you made mistakes.” ~ Taylor Tagg Human perfectionism is one of those things we seem programmed to achieve. “Get it right, no get it perfect!” That’s tough to do all the time or any time for that…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 20 Let Go to Grow

    Growth in life is rooted in the letting go of what is holding you back. Forgive yourself and go. ~ Taylor Tagg I remember the day I got out of prison, not physical jail but mental prison. It was March 11, 2011. As I sat down to write a letter that day, I…
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