A transformative story
Have you ever heard a story that completely changed your approach to any relationship?
A story that’s forever stuck with you
A story that left you so emotional
A story that stirred your guts
A story that woke you up to a better version of yourself.
7 years ago, a Story like that hit my entire being.
I heard it from Dr. Way Dyer’s talk.
How Babemba tribe forgive
In the Babemba tribe of South Africa, when a person acts irresponsibly or unjustly, he is placed in the centre of the village, alone and unfettered. All work ceases, and every man, woman, and child in the village gathers in a large circle around the accused individual.
Then each person in the tribe speaks to the accused, one at a time, each recalling the good things the person in the centre of the circle has done in his lifetime. Every incident, every experience that can be recalled with any detail and accuracy, is recounted. All his positive attributes, good deeds, strengths, and kindnesses are recited carefully and at length. This tribal ceremony often lasts for several days.
At the end, the tribal circle is broken, a joyous celebration takes place, and the person is symbolically and literally welcomed back into the tribe.”
Isn’t it a wonderful way to ‘punish’ someone?
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
With love, acceptance and appreciation, that is how we initiate transformation.
Now let’s up the game. When your faults or someone’s faults bombard your head with toxic thoughts and negative emotions, just pause, take a deep breath, recall the story and count your or others’ blessings!