Forgiveness is really an act of letting go:
- letting go of anger
- letting go of hatred
- letting go of bitterness
- letting go of any negative thoughts we may be carrying around
We can forgive and let go without even encountering the person we want to forgive.
However, forgiveness is a process. We can recognize that staying resentful only keeps the anger or bitterness alive. Thoughts of resentment, anger, hatred, bitterness represent slow, debilitating energies that will dis-empower you. Releasing these energies will give us more peace.
Dr. Wayne Dyer says forgiving others is essential for spiritual growth. Eventually forgiveness progresses to the heart which is spiritually liberating.
We also need to forgive ourselves, to honor what is past, to love and respect it.
Look back and say, “That’s what I needed to do, that’s the person I needed to be at that time in my life. I did that, and I’ve learned from it. Now I can move on.”
A Course In Miracles Quotes:
Notice each day whether you are choosing to live in fear or love.
Fear can keep you disconnected from the loving presence inside of you.
Fear binds the world. Forgiveness sets it free.
These are 2 very powerful thoughts:
Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.