Whatever you are holding on to right now, let go!

Let the natural consequences take care of themselves. Move on. Let the past be the past. Leave punishment to Infinite Intelligence or your Creator.

It is not your job to punish. In the job description of living did anyone say you are supposed to be the punisher?

Are parents supposed to be the punishers their children?

The consequences are already there; accept them move on.

The Other Satchel
You carry another satchel filled with helium balloons. These are the deeds you have done that lift your burden and lighten your load because you have lightened the load of others.

Personally I try every day to add to the lives of every person I meet. That is my goal, particularly with strangers.

When I meet a stranger in a different culture, religion, gender, or age group, I try to do something good for them; and in turn I feel great!

When I get a self-image of myself that I can do good in life, then I start letting go of the bad.

Did the Creator expect us to be perfect?

What is expected of me?

Why are we here?

I personally believe we are here to have the opportunity to learn, to grow, and to study.

Part of this process means that we will make some mistakes.

I believe that the Creator desires for us, when we make a mistake, to let go of it. To move forward. Do not move backwards or sideways and do not become smaller. We are here to grow. And our punishment will serve no greater good.

Grace After All We Can Do
After doing all that we can, grace takes over the forgiveness process. It comes; I promise you it comes. If your heart wants it badly enough, it comes. I don’t understand exactly how, but it comes. There is grace comes to us and lifts our burdens and lightens our heart. We can be forgiven. We can be given a new life.

When we start building the spiritual side of our lives, it becomes a rock to us against the wind and the waves that toss us about in life, including the mistakes we make.

We can move on.

In the end, it is always grace after all we can do.

Author's Bio: 

Mark Victor Hansen, best known as the co-creator of the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ empire (which is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling non-fiction book series ever), is a walking success magnet! Between his books and speeches, Mark has helped countless millions of people become their very best. Visit Mark’s 101 E-Book Library at www.IdeasThatCanChangeYourLife.com.