Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"Have Faith in Justice"

With the recent acquittal of second degree murder charges in a high profile case, Americans, of all stripes, are "standing their ground" -- either as proponents of the jury's decision, or opposed to the legal decision. 

Excerpting from a recently posted Greater Good blog, The Daily Prism found these suggestions written by Rick Hanson, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist,  and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, appropriate for the moment:

Have faith in justice
Have faith that others will pay their own price one day for what they’ve done. You don’t have to be the justice system.
Don’t teach lessons in anger
Realize that some people won’t get the lesson no matter how much you try. So why create problems for yourself in a pointless effort to teach them?
Forgiveness doesn’t mean changing your view that wrongs have been done. But it does mean letting go of the emotional charge around feeling wronged. The greatest beneficiary of your forgiveness is usually you.

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