‘Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace,’ says Mel Robbin.
People hurt each other. It happens to everyone, intentionally, unintentionally, regretfully or not. It’s a part of what we do as people. In a world where being out for revenge seems to be more at hand, and appear to bring more satisfaction, they say it takes courage & strength to do it.
Forgiveness does not mean ignoring what has been done or putting a false label on an evil act. It does not exonerate the perpetrator, but it liberates the victim. It means, rather, that the evil act no longer remains as a barrier to the relationship. It is necessary for a fresh start and a new beginning. It’s a gift you give yourself.
Forgiveness is about letting go of the past, understanding & moving on, it’s about taking care of your mental health and setting yourself free. Selfish? May be, but it’s the kind act that do good to others too.
‘Micchami Dukkadam’ is an Indian Prakrit language phrase found in historic jain texts. It means, “may all the evil that has been done be in vain.”
It is just as simple as that…….If it’s our mistake let’s ask for forgiveness. And when someone else makes mistake, we should try to forgive.The forgiveness principle explained is a generic one. Every situation is different and every individual’s capacity to let go is different as well. Whether or not we release the negativity, is an individual choice. But to heal ourselves, it is advised that we do make an attempt, sooner or later. Our ego is not ready to forgive but our soul is.
Mark Twain says, ‘Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
But…..set your boundaries high, so no one dare destroy your self-esteem, self-respect & self-love.