Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Instead of revenge, make amends. Forgive yourself too. Instead of feeling hopeless after a mistake, decide to act differently, and have faith that you can change.
We were just talking about Forgiveness as it relates to flexibility and control. Forgivess is not an act you do for someone else, its really about our own opportunity to go within. Forgiveness often requires compassion beyond our understanding- and much of the time it is ourselves that we need to forgive first. I am sorry that I projected my programs onto you, for in reality you actually knew nothing about what I was thinking or the stories I made up in my head… And I certainly did not realize that my Ego was “programmed” while I was just learning about the world- I was too young to know that I was making concrete decisions about how I would feel about the world and the people in it long before I even knew addition and subtraction. I recognize now that my parents or those who raised me did the best they could with their current level of awareness and loved me to their own greatest capacity- and for those who felt no love at all… I now see you with eyes of compassion, wishing you could know and feel love the way it was intended…without guideline, limits or expectations. LOVE has the capacity to heal all things, it is an elixir that heals all wounds and all perceptions, it is the antidote for all judgement, criticism and violence. Love has no boundaries and it WILL one day have it’s way, even if it is in our last breath. Today is an opportunity to sincerely forgive- to give as before, to see the innocence, to recognize the pain under what appears to be self-righteousness, to seek to understand, and to give as never before…