Cards for the Day: Reversed 5 of Cups/The Sun: Forgiveness Leads to Happiness

Today’s cards represent an important life lesson: forgiveness (Five of Cups reversed) leads to happiness (The Sun). What disappointments are you still holding onto, that could be holding you back from happiness? Today, let go of those disappointments and regrets (yes, I know it’s easier said than done). When you think of a person who has done something that disappointed you, try just being with that person, even in your imagination, without judgment for his or her actions. (And many thanks to Theresa Reed at Inner Divinity Yoga, as this advice was partially inspired by her meditation for inversion poses!)

Forgiveness is hard and it takes courage, but the rewards are worth it. It’s also the right thing to do. Don’t cling to the ideal of Justice. Instead, cling to the idea of making the world, and your world specifically, a better place by opening your heart just a little bit wider, wide enough to encompass people who don’t always do or say what you think they should. You can still be right, they can still be wrong, and you can still let go and forgive.

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