February 5, 2009
A difficult Buddha quote
In my quest to find inner peace and religious teachings to better myself I love reading quotes from Buddha. This one is kind of hard for me in one aspect.
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."
I rarely get angry and I would never really say I'm an angry person. The exception is my ex, I call him Valdemort,"He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named". Why is it that I still get angry thinking about him? It was two years ago this month that I ended the relationship. I won't go into the details, but I still get burned picking up that hot coal! And if I did manage to hit him, the coal wouldn't phase him.
Forgivness is something that I'm having a struggle learning. How does one forgive and not come aross as weak. If you forgive but don't forget so that the same thing doesn't happen again, how do you not let that become anger and let it burn your hand?
Advice, opionions, suggestions or things that have help you are welcome.