Ending the Cycle of Suffering

Some time ago I read a saying that I would have at one time agreed with and found humorous, but now just saddens me:

“KARMA: No need for revenge. Just sit back and wait. Those who hurt you will eventually screw up themselves and if you’re lucky God and/or Goddess will let you watch.”

I believe that those who hurt me or others are already suffering.

May their suffering soon end, and may I be an instrument to that end.

May I forgive them for their sake and mine.

May I hope that they be enlightened rather than punished.

For I believe that until their suffering ends, it is unlikely that they will stop hurting themselves and others.

May I be wise and loving enough to do my part to help end the cycle of suffering.

With Love,

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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19 Responses to Ending the Cycle of Suffering

  1. strokedtolife says:

    Very wise and enlightening my friend.

  2. Mrs. P says:

    Beautifully said!

  3. Ok I came from reading a post about not forgiving people to reading this now I am confused should I forgive or not…………lol

  4. bulldog says:

    Yep that is quite a profound statement/wish you make there, Russ… if we could all be the end of the cycle it would be such a better world…

  5. Cathy Ulrich says:

    I agree wholeheartedly, Russ!

  6. Kristi says:

    very wise words and I agree. thanks for this.

  7. There is certainly enough ‘hate’ in the world…. no need to wish ill will on others.. Diane… btw got the books…thank you !..

  8. Here Here ~ Great post Russ! I HEARTily agree! ♥

  9. BeWithUs says:

    This lovely thought, my friend…would be one big lovely karma…Cheers!! 😀

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