Matrix of Inflexibility

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Everyone is wronged a some point in life. Unforgiven, these wrongdoings accumulate like scar tissue in the body of humanity. Unfortunately, that “scar tissue” is never as functional as the original tissue it has replaced.

When wrongdoings are not forgiven, they form a matrix of inflexibility in what would otherwise be a supple and resilient body, mind, and heart. Forgiven, the buildup is minimized, if not cleared altogether.

Forgiveness gives evidence of emotional and spiritual maturity. As an occasional act, forgiveness stops the wound from growing; as a constant attitude, forgiveness is restorative.

Dare to forgive…not just every now and again, but constantly!

2 thoughts on “Matrix of Inflexibility

  1. Jennifer

    Hi Greg,
    I’m new to your blog. Find myself agreeing with everything you have written above. Especially the hardening, congealing of attitudes of resentment. Our emotional and energetic flow becomes, quite the dead thing.

    Flowing like water is my lesson, let things move through, don’t halt them by drawing them aside with the mind and making a solid shape.

    Thanks and blessings

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    1. Wonderful comment! I also agree with Gregg’s words.

      As they relate to my experience I recognize that it has been easier to understand and forgive others than it is to forgive myself. It seems trying to forgive oneself can be “sticky.” In light of the community that is shared through this blog I find acknowledging what touches the heart as true opens the door for a greater forgiveness and restoration of oneself.

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