Reading through some of the great stories on the forgiveness page makes me think of that particular instant in our day when that lightening-like thought crosses our mind: “I could actually see this differently and feel better about it.” Let’s call it a moment of “Whoa!” Or perhaps even better, the moment of “Haa…” because it leaves us feeling so much more peaceful. Just Haa…with a comfortable breath behind it.

It’s that instant in which the attention suddenly shifts from the outside to the inside and the thoughts are just there… “It’s not really this person/event/circumstance that’s making me feel this way. I came here not really feeling totally peaceful inside. What he said/what just happened simply triggered something inside me and brought that lack of peace to the surface. Hey, look at that. I guess peace can be my choice after all.”