Quote Tuesdays!

by - 09:49:00

Hello there!
Another Buddhist quote? Sorry about that but I love so many Buddhist quotes! I do try and mix them up with other quotes I love though!
Anyway, back to this actual post.. This quote is by Siddhartha Buddha and it makes a lot of sense when you think about it.. When you are angry at someone it doesn't really effect(or affect? I always mix them two up!) the person that you are mad at does it? Holding onto negative emotions hurts you not the other person..  Drop that piece of coal! It's not worth it.

I admit that I am one of those people who hold grudges, I have quite a few people that I am angry with and would rather not bump into for the rest of my life.. (this may sound rather unfair and sly but I have my reasons). When I think about it though, what is the point in being angry at them or anyone else for that matter? It's doing nothing.. It doesn't change anything! 
This next quote I saw on Pinterest yesterday..  It is said by Gautama Buddha 'Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die'  I think this quote fits in well with the quote in this blog post so I thought that I might as well just add it in. In a way, holding onto a grudge is like being poisoned.. You spend most of your time stewing over it.. You may even feel like it's taking over you and affecting your health and/or your sanity.. I've felt like this before and now I see that it was my fault, not the fault of the person I am angry at, and in the future I will try to forgive and mentally calm down a bit. Why put yourself through all that while the person you are holding a grudge against is not aware and/or just doesn't care?


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