Thursday, October 9, 2008

On Remorse and Forgiveness:

We all have things that we regret and are remorseful of, and I am no different.

I am sorry for all the things I did or did not do that harmed or injured others in any way. Injury was not my intent.

I beg forgiveness of those that have witnessed my anger and at times rage. I should have gained control of myself for everyone’s sake.

I hope that I have controlled my tongue better in this last year and with practice strive for more success this year to come. Being a gossip is not a flattering thing to be.

I beg mercy of my Supreme Being for any blatant infractions of the laws handed to me with care in hopes that I will find them an ease to my life and not a hindrance. I strive to be more patient and kind.

I forgive others of their infractions to me and the others I love and care for. To collect lists of hurts is only a burden to myself. Though I do not forget, not to hold a grudge, but to learn not to do those same things to others and avoid the barbs of others not yet in control.

I still carry remorse for things that I can not ever change that had I controlled myself the scars both in body and soul to others would not exist. I will always see those scars made by my thoughtlessness and strive never to inflict them on anyone again.

Love and peace to all of you, Lady Euphoria


Judith said...

Ah, the Day of Atonement. I have a professional acquaintance who is Jewish (conservative temple but ecumenical in philosophy) who describes this as his favorite time of the Judaic calendar. He finds it to be a beneficial time of reflection and renewal.


Lady Euphoria Deathwatch said...

Hi Everyone,

Although I am a Christian and not Jewish I do follow the Jewish calendar and holy days. If it was good enough for Jesus it's good enough for me.

I'm strange in some things, this is true. But I live and let live. And I'm thankful to my Jewish friends for keeping the traditions alive all these years.

Lady Euphoria Deathwatch