SACRIFICE

Definition of Sacrifice: give up (something valued) for the sake of other considerations.
Synonyms of Sacrifice: abandon, forgo, renounce, relinquish, resign,  abdicate, etc.

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What am I prepared to sacrifice for what I want?
I remember the time I said I would do “anything”.

Today I know that anything must be translated into something.
No person, job or thing can be allowed to come between myself and abstinence.

This love of self will enable me to love others. But I must remember to sacrifice my desire to please others and place my needs as a priority in my life. –Father Leo | More…

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People sometimes have a misconception of sacrifice.  This is a strong word for Indian people. On the other side of sacrifice is another whole world.  During sacrifice, our beliefs are tested.

We may all have good beliefs but if you test a good belief, then you get real beliefs. Real beliefs make new people; real beliefs make new self-images.

Real beliefs allow determination and desires and faith to come true. Good is always available to us but we often can’t bring it within until we let go of the old ways.

We let go of the old ways by suffering. Suffering is only letting go of things that don’t work anymore. On the other side of suffering is a new world. –Elders | More…

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