Forgiveness is a funny thing. It can be so hard sometimes, yet when we do not forgive we only harm ourselves by creating a home for resentment to reside, tying ourselves to the past, and not letting go of destructive emotions. Forgiveness does not mean what happened was OK, and it does not mean that person should still be welcomed in your life. It just means you have made peace with the pain, and are ready to let it go. It takes a person with character to forgive. When you forgive, you release oneself from a painful burden.
It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
If you cannot learn to forgive, you can forget about getting to higher levels of awareness and mindfulness. When you love yourself enough to rise above old situations, then understanding and forgiveness will be easy. And you’ll…
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