Forgiving and Forgetting

Sometimes we have been holding onto anger or bitterness related to a particular person or event.

Something to think about is: What would I have to give up in order to free myself from this bitterness? We might think, “Well, yes, but what he or she did was absolutely unforgivable.”

Consider the possibility, and I am only saying consider the possibility, that maybe nothing is unforgivable. Maybe there is a way to find forgiveness even for what we have believed for so long to be unforgivable. Explore this mindfully.

To forgive does not necessarily mean to forget. Sometimes to forget is not wise, but to forgive is wise. And it is at times not easy. It can, in fact, be quite challenging.

It will come as no surprise that one of the most difficult people to forgive can be yourself. Yet with patience and gentle determination, it can be done. ~ Allan Lokos

 

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3 thoughts on “Forgiving and Forgetting

  1. A wonderful reminder that we alone can lighten our load (and brighten our thoughts).

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  3. Debra

    Yes, only we can.:) And only if we choose to. Thank you:)

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