Like me, did you miss the call to forgive somebody at an early age? It took me a lifetime to learn the brain’s ability to embrace genuine reconciliation. Need to forgive, be forgiven, or both? In addition to our basal ganglia storehouse to stockpile forgiveness – our brains come with… Read more »
Most people have been judged in ways that bring to question their very mission in life. Fewer have found an amygdala’s mental tools to forgive and move on.
Far beyond harsh judgments or words that leave you feeling like slugs on skid row, though, lies an ability to embrace genuine reconciliation. Your brain comes with equipment that segues into peace and recaptures gratitude, hope and joy. It’s rarely easy though and has little to do with showing your side of a story in defense.
So you spot a friend rewarded for something you did without notice. Normal? Yes, most of us most of us struggle against jealousy on a regular basis. Or let’s say your best ideas go ignored, while lesser ideas grab center stage at a family get-together. Have you seen it happen?… Read more »