Minute Meditations

Let Go of the Hurt

Hands forming the heart symbol

We need to be in right relationship with people, so that other people can love us at deeper levels, and so we can love them too. Nothing else opens up the heart space in such a positive and ongoing way.

To keep the heart space open, we need some healing in regard to our carried hurts from the past. This is when we know that the work we need to do is going to take us places we might not want to go. Write about an experience of letting go of a hurt. Then write about a hurt from the past that you still carry. Reflect on the differences and similarities of the two situations.

—from the book Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps
by Richard Rohr

Breathing Under Water by Richard Rohr | Franciscan Media

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