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Friday, October 14, 2011

Forgiveness- Part 4- How we imprison ourselves

We all put ourselves in a SELF-MADE PRISON. We lock ourselves up and although we hold the key to this prison, we don’t seem to want to use it, or we don’t know where to find it.

How do we do this?

*       By holding on to negative opinions about ourselves and others.

*       By reacting negatively in situations.

*       By dwelling on the negative things that other people say to us.

*       By longing for what we don’t have and for what others do have.

*       By complaining about our lives.

*       By being ungrateful…

*       Most importantly, by not forgiving and letting go of things.

Can you think of more ways that we imprison ourselves?


Think about the prison cell that you have put yourself in.

-          The size of your prison cell, the amount of bars, the size of the lock, the amount of light or darkness in the cell, etc... all this will depend on you.

-          The size, light etc, will represent the amount of negativity in your life.

-          The bars in the cell will be the actual things that are imprisoning you.

-          Write down the all the things that are causing your imprisonment!

TODAY YOU ARE GOING TO TAKE THE KEY AND UNLOCK YOUR PRISON CELL. You may have to look for the key, and you may even need help looking for it, but you are going to end up unlocking the cell somehow. Insha’Allah!!!