Sometimes we find redemption in the most unlikely places–a facet of our life where we had let go of because we had lost hope of it ever improving. It is precisely when we are not looking for it that redemption finds us and catches us unaware–and we realise that the redemption we are looking for we don’t need it anymore. That’s the irony of it all–it comes at a time when we have outgrown it and while we appreciate it appearing in our lives, we are able to view it from a more balanced and detached perspective and we realise that perhaps the most needed redeeming was our own redeeming and forgiving of ourselves and after that, everything else becomes peripheral. The moment we accept that we cannot be responsible for nor control other people’s actions and words and that the only thoughts, deeds, and words we are responsible for are our own and that it must be directed towards a positive end… We have started on the path of our self-redemption and this might be one of the more crucial paths of all…

(c) Niconica 2012

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