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A Buddha Prayer (from the Pali Canon)

Fritz Perls based The Gestalt Prayer from Buddha's teachings: Do not hark back to things that passed, And for the future cherish no fond hopes; The past was left behind by thee, The future state has not yet come. But who with vision clear can see The present which is here and now Such wise one should aspire to win What never can be lost or shaken.

Thought for the Day--April 23, 2011: Forgiveness

Fritz Perls as a young man. _____________________________ Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. --Paul Boese Forgive others their transgressions, forgive your own transgressions against yourself. Best yet, don't beat yourself up over the past. Just learn from it. Even if you are not religious, try on this 1969 Gestalt Prayer : I am I and you are you. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, And you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful. If not, it can't be helped. --Fritz Perls (1893-1970) Have a wonderful Easter, my cyber ones.

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