Mindful Smack: The Only Response!

“Forgiveness is the only sane response.” No matter how much resistance I feel to this concept, presented by Marianne Williamson in A Course in Miracles, the more I practice forgiveness, the more I see that FORGIVENESS is the only way to initiate the process of healing.

Mindful Smack: The Only Response – Elena Brower for TheDailyLove.com from Elena Brower on Vimeo.

Elena Brower is the founder and co-owner of VIRAYOGA in NYC; her writings and teaching schedule can be found on the Art of Attention.
  • Heatherlchauvin

    I Love your Mindful Smack. Every time I do one of your classes online or hear your voice I instantly feel calm and grounded. Thank you Elena 🙂 – Heather Chauvin

  • Trish Wager

    Thank you for teaching me how to be light and expanded instead of being dark and contracted. Love you. (PS i’m in love with your hair.. :))

  • Taken a step further, forgiveness is the only sane response to our insane action, the action of judgment. Not only are we not authorized to judge others (or even ourselves), we are not qualified. Get rid of judgment and you will no longer have to face the challenge of being forgiving. Now that would be some real sanity.

  • Cher

    I am so new to this “forgiveness” thing.  I have been trying so hard to move on from a past relationship (ex-husband).  It might have helped if I had closure….perhaps, if he said, “I’m sorry for what I did to you.”  But it never happened, and I know it never will.  He’s not the type to admit when he’s done wrong.  Therefore, I keep telling myself….”I’ll never get that apology, but I need to forgive him anyway for being the ass— that he was, regardless.”  This is so hard for me to do!  I want to forgive and forget….and sometimes, I think I have done so.  Then something happens, and I am mad at him again (kids involved, so the drama never ends)!  How do I really, REALLY move on and FORGIVE — for good?!  I know I have too.  I know he could care less about me.  It’s my sanity that suffers and needs attention.  I need to “feel” again without fear…without anger.  Otherwise, I know…..I’ll never find another person to love, or allow one to love me.  Help!

  • Dallas Dog Lover

    especially forgiveness with ourselves – is the hardest kind for me but I’m prevailing!