Let it Go

Help me to forgive those who sin differently than I

We are all carrying a lot of excess baggage such as resentments, fear, jealousy, self-pity, and dishonesty. This is a huge burden to us and now would be a good time to let it go. Forgiveness involves forgetting, releasing and moving on. When something is removed, it is always filled with something else. If you let go of your defects and replace them with assets, serenity and peace will fill the void.

Dag Hammarskjold one wrote, “Forgiveness breaks the chains of causality, because he who “forgives” you – out of love – takes upon himself he consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice.”

This image was shot off the coast of Maui in Hawaii. The clouds were lingering on the horizon and rolling off the neighbouring island to the right, we set up our gear and took in this beautufil and calm vista. There were few, if any, people at this location, and the gentle wash of the waves and soft trade winds were soothing to the soul. We bundled up some of our negative energy, put it into a “bag” and tossed it into the sea.

17 responses

  1. jimdenham

    Beautiful image and great narrative! Forgiveness is an amazing thing!

    May 21, 2012 at 7:32 am

  2. cwramblings

    Serene image, texture and tones. Nice blog post, too.

    May 21, 2012 at 7:44 am

  3. cwramblings

    Serene photo. Lovely textures, tones and lines. Positive sentiments, too. Visiting a meditative shoreline or mountain range always has a cleansing effect, doesn’t it?

    May 21, 2012 at 7:48 am

  4. Nice textures in this. Lovely shot!

    May 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

  5. doephotog

    I like the way the sky seems to mimic the direction of the land on the left and pull you into the frame.

    May 21, 2012 at 10:22 am

  6. Lovely dramatic image 🙂

    May 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  7. wonderful thoughts and I could hear the waves….

    May 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

  8. Wonderful Erik!

    May 22, 2012 at 6:53 am

  9. Erik. I have possibly run out of superlatives to use when I see your work. Awesome does not seem enough. Great use of B&W, love the foreground rocks and the clouds give balance to the scene.

    May 22, 2012 at 8:48 am

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