Some days are good days to withdraw from the hustle and bustle of our busy, worldy routines and stay at home. Taking this time out from the social side of life gives us time to catch our breath, to find stillness and reflect.
It is useful to review the consequences of our actions – whether intentional or unintentional. As we work to create harmony in life it helps to be aware of what we are doing. Realizing the consequences of our actions we can forgive ourselves for things we have said or done which have caused stress or hurt to others.
A day of introspection gives us space to courageously, gently, lovingly peer into ourselves. We can view and appreciate the good we have done and acknowledge and forgive ourselves for any words or actions which do not honor us. We can light a candle, make an offering, ask for forgiveness, receive forgiveness.
Viewing the consequences of our actions through the lens of forgiveness dissipates discord, giving our natural state of harmony opportunity to reappear. Our thoughts and intentions (good, bad, and indifferent) emanate into the world around us; what we send to ourselves and others is real and has a real affect. Taking periodic quiet time to review helps us better serve our lives and the lives of those around us.