Tuesday, December 18, 2007


One of the key obstacles to finding and appreciating joy in our lives is resentment. Resentment, bitterness and holding a grudge all interfere with us seeing and appreciating the joy that is always there in our lives.

When we are resentful we wander around in fog where we only see, hear, feel, and taste the object or objects of our resentment. We have tunnel vision and the whole universe is in on the act. We fail to see that the sun is shinning, that there is a gentle refreshing breeze blowing, that people are smiling at us and wish to share their joy.

Everything becomes tinted with the colour of our resentment. Life sucks, life is cruel, life is unfair and inconsiderate. Make a habit of resentment and depression and anger become prevalent in our lives.

The cure can be simple if we choose to allow it and that is to enjoy what is always there if we simply look for it and appreciate it. Nothing magical just part of being human and having choice.

Choose wisely.

Your thoughts?

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4 conversations:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

A green eyed monster she is too. Very well said Peter. It's just not worth the effort and you lose so much when you buy into resentment. This I learned many years ago. A lesson well learned. I'm with you 100%. Have a great evening. :)

Peter Haslam said...

Yes sandee one we all need :)

Javier said...

It is a fact that resentment, bitterness, hate, anger and similar feelings are direct contributors to physical as well as mental illnesses, so try to be positive, joyful, happy, appreciative instead and live longer. takeoffzone

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