About Enemies and Difficult Relationships…

Ever had difficult relationships? If so, this quote from Longfellow will be really helpful.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - USA Postage stamp
If we could read the secret history of our enemies we would find
in each person’s story enough suffering and sorrow there to disarm all hostilities.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882)
There may be some person in the world, that when you think of them, it’s just hard for you to like them or hard for you to think good thoughts about them. This type of person is who the Dalai Lama calls a sacred enemy or sacred friend; somebody who helps you grow your heart, if you are willing.Mary Manin Morrissey Life Coach
Think about somebody in your life who you may have had a difficult time with and then reflect on this quote by Longfellow.
When our hostilities are disarmed, what is natural is a feeling of compassion. So let’s live in this thought and from this thought today and notice how our hearts get bigger and our lives expand.

 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include “Paul Revere’s Ride“, The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets.

Read more about Longfellow on Wikipedia.

Have a great day!

Janice


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