Monday, July 30, 2007
The value of forgiveness
Forgiveness can indeed be difficult. Yet in the long run, it is far easier to forgive than to live with resentment or continuing retribution.
Through forgiveness, you can move away from the pains of the past. With forgiveness, you can achieve real freedom.
There are always opportunities to benefit from the value of forgiveness. You can forgive yourself, you can forgive others, and you can forgive even when you don’t know exactly who to forgive.
Because forgiveness is not about who is to blame or who is at fault. Forgiveness is mostly about letting go, completely and permanently, within yourself.
Forgiveness is recognizing the reality that what has happened has happened, and that there’s no point in allowing it to dominate your life. Forgiveness refreshingly clears the slate and enables you to move positively forward.
Carrying around a load of resentment can be an enormous and unnecessary burden. Forgive early and often, and you’ll considerably lighten your load.
Ralph MarstonWhat's around you Waves of now
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