Forgiveness is inevitable if one longs to be free and fully at peace.
We may be blinded at times, mistaking our anger for self-love or self-righteousness, when in reality, it’s our last ditch effort to hold on to the past, to cling so desperately to what’s no longer serving us out of fear of the unknown.
Sometimes our inability to forgive merely signifies our reluctance to say goodbye.
We’re the only ones who can hold ourselves in prison. We have the key.
This process is internal. We need not even do anything interactive. No need to talk to the other person, not even to write a farewell note. This process may climax to a particular event – but this remains mostly in solitude. Forgiveness happens on a spiritual plane. It’s simply a release – of everything we’ve been holding on to that’s no longer serving us; our pain, our grudges, our disappointments, false hopes, regrets and all else in between and beyond.
It’s unpacking our heavy load so we can proceed with our journey with more energy.
If we wanna move forward, if we want to live our life to the fullest…we must forgive.