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Releasing Resentment

Letting go of resentment makes you lighter.

Letting go of resentment makes you lighter.

This hails originally from AA, and was taught to me by my friend Sarah Dopp.

  1. Who am I resentful toward and why?
  2. What does this affect in my life?
  3. Am I willing to show this person the same tolerance, compassion, and patience that I’d give a sick friend?
  4. What’s my part in this situation? How did I add to it?
  5. Have I been telling myself that I’m right and they’re wrong?
  6. Am I using this sense of superiority to gain self-esteem or power?
  7. Am I doing this because I’m afraid that the “regular” me is not enough?
  8. They didn’t act right. What values could they have been acting with instead?
  9. How can I work on strengthening those values in my own life?
  10. I’m grateful that I have this obstacle to practice on.

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