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God Loves Messed Up People

Secrets to Forgiveness

 

Minister Geil Heil learned to heal from trauma in his life and provides secrets to forgiveness. “You can learn to forgive,” says Heil. In his book God Loves Messed Up People, Heil discusses the importance of learning to forgive. Here are three secrets to forgiveness that can help you move forward in life.

 

Secret 1 Love Yourself

When you learn to love yourself, you want the best for yourself. In order to have the best, you learn to put aside everything that makes you feel bad. It’s a process that takes practice, but each day you put bad thoughts and feelings aside, you take one step toward loving yourself. You mentally begin to recognize bad thoughts and dismiss them. Think positive about yourself and watch how negative thoughts get smaller.

 

Secret 2 Understand that Hurt People, Hurt People

Often people that are hurt, end up hurting others. It doesn’t make it easier to forgive them but it does give you an opportunity to put your pain in a different perspective. A shift in perspective can develop empathy and help you to forgive. As you release them you open a door to personal healing.

 

Secret 3 Unconditional Forgiveness brings Freedom

When we don’t forgive others the wound stays open and we find ourselves rehearsing the pain over and over again. “It took years for me to put aside the pain,” says Heil. “But when I allowed myself to release the situation through forgiveness, things changed. I didn’t want to be angry or hurt anymore.” forgiveness is a decision that can bring freedom. It releases you to move on.

Power of silence: Confuse them with your silence

Sometimes it’s better to remain quiet then to say something wrong. Successful Leaders know how to use silence as a tactic for speaking up for themselves and as an opportunity to lead. Silence can yield more power than words. Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci said, “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.â€

In an increasingly loud and stressful world, more people are discovering the benefits and power of silence. Quiet pauses throughout the day can connect us, ease our minds and put us in touch with ourselves. Experts agree that we need to choose to make silence a part of our lives. Maybe it’s by taking a moment to remember a loved one, waking up before the sun rises or replacing a noisy time of day with a calming break.

“Silence can benefit us if we use it wisely,†says Julie Potiker, a mindfulness expert and author of the new book, Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos. “If we allow the quiet to slow us down and open us up to what is there in our environment—a dog barking, a bird chirping—it means focusing attention on what you are hearing, which can stop your mind from ruminating and worrying.â€

Watch this video to understand how we can use silence to achieve success in our life. 

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What’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

What Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a nationwide effort to increase awareness about sexual intercourse, educate communities and people about how best to avoid sexual intercourse, and supply resources for survivors. It’s normally observed in May. That is the month of the first National Sexual Assault Symposium along with also the very first national sexual assault survey because the Sexual Assault Awareness Act was passed into law in 1990. In this period, organizations across the nation are required to supply one sexual assault awareness program to every school and community complicated that they serve.

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Each year, organizations may opt to specialize in sexual assault awareness month. This is excellent because it allows survivors who might not otherwise get out and talk about their experiences to be discovered and supported by many others. Additionally, there are support groups that enable survivors to share their tales freely with like-minded men and women.

The aims of Sexual Assault Awareness Month would be to enable the community, educate community members, and also improve the awareness of violence against women and girls nationwide. Every year, tens of thousands of fresh survivors are assaulted. However, as a result of lack of resources for all these crimes, it is often not possible for survivors to record charges or hold perpetrators accountable. In reaction to this, the Department of Justice is currently dedicating resources to work on raising current data on reported sexual assaults and preventing future crimes from occurring. This will indicate the start of a brand new prevention month.

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Power of silence: Confuse them with your silence

Sometimes it’s better to remain quiet then to say something wrong. Successful Leaders know how to use silence as a tactic for speaking up for themselves and as an opportunity to lead. Silence can yield more power than words. Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci said, “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”

In an increasingly loud and stressful world, more people are discovering the benefits and power of silence. Quiet pauses throughout the day can connect us, ease our minds and put us in touch with ourselves. Experts agree that we need to choose to make silence a part of our lives. Maybe it’s by taking a moment to remember a loved one, waking up before the sun rises or replacing a noisy time of day with a calming break.

“Silence can benefit us if we use it wisely,” says Julie Potiker, a mindfulness expert and author of the new book, Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos. “If we allow the quiet to slow us down and open us up to what is there in our environment—a dog barking, a bird chirping—it means focusing attention on what you are hearing, which can stop your mind from ruminating and worrying.”

Watch this video to understand how we can use silence to achieve success in our life.