Today I understand the true meaning of forgiveness. I once thought forgiveness was what good and nice people did. I thought I should do it because it was the right thing to do. I now understand that to forgive someone else is to forgive myself.
When I hold anger in my mind, my unconscious does not know for whom that feeling is meant. It only knows that it is a container for resentment.
To forgive is to let go and release my mind from being caught in the cycle of going over and over the hurt. I am not forgiving for the good of the other person. I am forgiving for the good of myself so I can be free and move forward.
Forgiveness is a gift, a state of Grace that benefits the giver as much or more than the receiver. If I am to heal fully, I will need to forgive fully. Forgiveness doesn’t mean what you did was okay. It simply means I am no longer willing to carry around pain in response to someone else’s actions. ♥