Mindful Monday: The difference between behavior and goodness

The practice of forgiveness happens when we are able to realize the underlying cause of our anger and impatience, and this allows us to distinguish between someone’s unskillful behavior and essential goodness. Serenity and calm develop as we learn to accept imperfection in others and ourselves.

—Michele McDonald

What are you noticing about anger and forgiveness?

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for Mindful Monday

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Source: "Finding Patience," Tricycle Magazine, 2004.
Photo credit: "a Blessing of the water," Madalena Pestana, 2008.

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