Forgiveness doesn't make the other person right; it makes you free.
Yesterday was Dan’s and my 38th Anniversary. Since he is having treatment in Mexico, we spent it around the hotel we are staying at near the clinic.
It started out with a call from our daughter on the what’s app. Jonah our grandson had a sign that read Happy Anniversary Grandpa and Grandma, which he said. It was so sweet and will be remembered always. Then greeted by my mom and then my sister. Enjoyed all the Facebook messages, we are so blessed and loved hearing from everyone.
Next, we walked around the Grand Hotel, which has a casino and a sports betting lounge. There is a pool, gym and café on the second floor. Quite the place, I must say!
For some vitamin D, we sprayed some chairs down with our disinfected spray and sat close by the pool. It was nice to get some rays, after all we have been inside getting IV’s since we arrived.
On to dinner, last time we were in Tijuana our doctor took us to this restaurant across from the clinic; ORYX CAPITAL. Dan liked it then and suggested we go there for our anniversary. Although it is not organic it does have excellent food.
OUR 38th ANNIVERSARY IN TIJUANA, MEXICO
Everyone that worked there was wearing a mask and upon entering we had our temperature taken plus they made us step on this sponge and rubber area before being whisked away to our table. Wow I have to say they took this virus situation serious and everyone who had anything to do with food wore gloves also. Tonight, we had goat tacos to start out with and then on to Mexican spaghetti, our taste buds enjoyed both dishes. I highly recommend ORYX CAPITAL. Loved the waiter, he spoke English and was there at our table to pour our water in our cups when the water was getting low. That’s a waiter!
BELIEFS AND INTENTIONS🦋
INTEGRITY is a life where your beliefs and intentions are lined with your words and actions.
Today has been a busy day, like I mentioned a couple of days ago; the calm before the storm. Dan had some IV's with his Killer Cells and surgery on the back of his neck.
Surgery went well, just a fatty cyst removed with four stitches.
While Dan was in recovery, I was speaking to Dr. Garcia about pollution and how it is the secret killer affecting us all. This all boils down to chronic inflammation. There is this article that was written in the TIME magazine that is quite interesting, which I will be blogging about once we get back and I continue blogging about pollution.
Tomorrow another round of Killer Cells with Dentritic Cells with more IV's. Plus I'm going to video Dr. Garcia talking about types of treatments.
Forgiveness is the release of resentment or anger. Forgiveness doesn’t mean reconciliation. One doesn't have to return to the same relationship or accept the same harmful behaviors from an offender.
Forgiveness is vitally important for the mental health of those who have been victimized. It propels people forward rather than keeping them emotionally engaged in an injustice or trauma. Forgiveness has been shown to elevate mood, enhance optimism, and guard against anger, stress, anxiety, and depression.
Forgiveness can neutralize anger and resentment. Dalai Lama suggests that the best way to deal with continually getting angry after being wronged by another person is to see them from a different angle and see that perhaps they still have positive qualities.
This is one of the ways of controlling one’s health.
He also suggests that the negative events can be a source of opportunities otherwise not possible, a form of re-framing toward the positive.
Generating universal compassion is another way of dealing with anger that aids in cultivating forgiveness and can be accomplished through reflecting on how we are all connected because we all share in the experience of pain and all wish to overcome suffering.
“Forgiveness is not a feeling; it is a commitment. It is a choice to show mercy, not to hold the offence up against the offender. Forgiveness is an expression of love.” Gary Chapman
Dalai Lama reminds us that cultivating “acceptance of harm and injuries inflicted by others” is a form of patience and tolerance and can be practiced alongside an appreciation of the complexity of human condition and nature of reality.
Buddhist approach to anger and resentment suggests that cultivating the virtue of forgiveness is closely tied to developing practices of patience and tolerance.
These forms of practice encompass cultivation of mindfulness and wisdom, giving or generosity, as well as honesty and sincerity.
The English language has no equivalent in meaning to the word patience as an internal strength. Buddhist tradition, however, recognizes many different aspects of patience and speaks to how these concepts relate to each other, namely: resilience, forgiveness, courage, tolerance and endurance.
Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. Corrie ten Boom
LOVE 💖 AND COFFEE ☕
All you need is love ❣️ and a cup of coffee ☕
Until tomorrow, to begin loving people today, we must close the door on the past. And that cannot happen without forgiveness! Forgive those who have hurt you for your sake, not because they deserve it.