Random acts of forgiveness: a new movement starting today
“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”—Mae West
I had a different post planned for today. But I woke up this morning to some news that simply MUST. BE. SHARED.
Last week, a woman from Derbyshire, England asked her followers to retweet the idea that “we’re seeing more and more good news. That we’re finally starting to “get” the idea about “loving your enemy.” Maybe she added my twitter handle because that’s one of my goals—-to change the dominant paradigm, to encourage people to start recognizing all the good that’s happening, to take the focus OFF “what’s wrong” and place it back where it belongs. On blessings and miracles.
Well, this morning she tweeted “And so it begins…” with a story about a former radical anti-Muslim who went to a Mosque to apologize.
As he says, “I’ve been an unwitting twat and let my beliefs be manipulated to further an opposite agenda.”
He ended up talking with folks at the Crayford mosque for an hour. He couldn’t get over how nice and loving they were.
This is big news, folks. And here’s what I’d like to propose, let’s start a movement where, each day, we apologize to someone we’ve held out of our hearts for whatever reason.
Granted, it’s a little bit trickier than random acts of kindness, but, wow! what a difference we can make. Forgiveness erases all the gunk that keeps us from recognizing the world’s largesse and this profound secret: “Even though we sometimes play “the opposite game,” we all really love each other.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.