Quote For The Day 7-4-2016

“Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.”
Shannon L. Alder

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2 thoughts on “Quote For The Day 7-4-2016

  1. Fascinating quote considering the source. I know that Ms. Alder is approaching things from the Reinhold Niebuhr “Serenity” perspective here. But I wonder if she realizes how “Buddhist” it also sounds, the essence of the philosophy’s “three marks of existence” being that clinging to a past is an exercise in futility since everything changes regardless, including our own identities.

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