The practice of sitting at the altar of self is to forgive before the need to forgive.
To shed tears before they are wrung from the body
To grieve before the loss of loved ones
For in forgiving today when tomorrow comes I will be free from anger, remorse, regret, hatred, violence, abuse, resentment and contempt.
In the worst possible outcome I will be able to love you.
Another’s error is not my error.
Another’s ignorance is not my ignorance
May pride not favour me nor shoot me in the back
May forgiveness now pave the way to future joyous celebration regardless of ignorance, death and decay.
For the fear of living is hidden in the illusion of death
Deep inner knowing is clouded by ignorance
Decay is the rot of refusing to accept pain and suffering
Primordial beingness is your natural adornment
Your illumined beauty within
You can never die because you always were
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