Posted by: Upāsaka | 09/22/2015

The Desire to Help

My experience with the restaurant owner the other day (yes, I’m still stock on it ) provoked a number of varied and size responses from family and friends. Not surprisingly, i have found the most slave in the advice of my Dhamma friends who have reminded me to let go and cultivate a heart of love. Naturally, friends and loved ones have also weighed in and showed their solidarity with me by suggesting i lane more negative reviews for the unpleasant chef. And although i completely get it i just don’t think it is possible anymore.

In order to live my life with add little regret add possible and to be as authentic and true to my belief and practice as i can requires me to give up this grudge. I am forgiving this woman for scaring my child, effectively stealing his ball and being a poor example of an adult human not because she deserves it but because i do. I care enough about the person i want to be for myself,  my family and all beings not to let greed,  anger or delusion decide the course of my life. So, no, there will be no more reviews and, unless there’s a really good reason, this will be the last post about her.

So, Roxanne Spruance, i ask your forgiveness for any harm i have caused you through body, speech and mind offer you complete forgiveness as well. May all beings live happily!

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