Our Folded Hands

Women helping Women. Reaching out to the Sister who still suffers. Helping each other through the Good times and the Difficult times. To get to the SOBER way of life, One Day at a Time.

Promise of a new Day

Who would care to question the ground of forgiveness or compassion? —Joseph Conrad—

Some people don’t seem able to accept the things that come to them; they always want to go back and dwell on how it was before and what mistakes were made by them

and others. Sometimes they want to prove, by recital of past errors, that they were right; sometimes they want to dwell on their own fallibility.
We can’t make much progress towards serenity of the spirit without reconciling the past. If old wounds or conflicts rankle, we need to accept them, forgive them, and let them go. Above all, forgive ourselves. Those past errors turned into valuable lessons, didn’t they? Life is too short to hold grudges, and they take up energy and time that we could use for spiritual growth.
Each day is new, and this new day is all of time for us, right now. This day can flow pure and clear or we can choke it with old grudges, regrets, or fears—the choice is ours.
The ground of forgiveness and compassion is fertile; from it comes my harvest of the future.