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Fall down seven times, stand up eight.
-- Japanese Proverb


Thursday, September 4, 2003

Forget the pain

Pain is painful enough on its own, when it is present. Why would you ever want to keep pain alive after it is gone by holding it firmly in your memory? Forget the pains after you’ve learned what they have to teach. And in their place, make more space to remember the joys.

If others have hurt you, don’t let your own anger or desire for retribution prolong that hurt indefinitely. Forgive, completely let go, and free yourself forever from the pain.

Let go of those pains that are in the past, for only your memory is keeping them alive. By the simple act of forgetting and moving on, you can be gloriously rid of them.

Allow yourself to find a new joy to replace each of those old and useless pains. And watch as your life takes a prompt and powerful turn for the better.

— Ralph Marston

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