One of my teachers had each one of us bring a clear
plastic bag and a sack of potatoes. For every person
we'd refuse to forgive in our life, we were told to
choose a potato, write on it the name and date, and
put it in the plastic bag. Some of our bags, as you
can imagine, were quite heavy.
We were then told to carry this bag with us everywhere
for one week, putting it beside our bed at night, on
the car seat when driving, next to our desk at work.
The hassle of lugging this around with us made it
clear what a weight we were carrying spiritually, and
how we had to pay attention to it all the time to not
forget, and keep leaving it in embarrassing places.
Naturally, the condition of the potatoes deteriorated
to a nasty slime. This was a great metaphor for the
price we pay for keeping our pain and heavy
Too often we think of forgiveness as a gift to the
other person, and while that's true, it clearly is
also a gift for ourselves!
Sent by my Friend Madhury Roy, Author Unknown. May be I need to carry one too!!