Forgiveness, July 8 2010

"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us" - Martin Luther King Jr.

Before I leave this world and move on to the next world, I have some work to do.
I need to forgive. I need to forgive others and to forgive myself.
I do not need to take extra baggage. No good can come from unforgiving.
Forgiveness is very hard.
So this has been a bit of a project for me. Maybe it is for you too.
So this is what I have come up with so far....
Forgivenss comes from the heart.
In order to heal, we must be willing to forgive the past.
Move away from our role as a victim and release the control and power the offending people and situations have had in our lives. We may even find compassion and understanding.
We don't need to forgive the act, because sometimes the act is unforgivable, but to forgive the one or ones who committed it.
We must have a higher understanding that there is a lesson for us in the act that we need to forgive.
All our experiences have been an important part of our journey. Now we forgive and accept ourselves and we become a more powerful force for healing.
By embracing forgiveness, you embrace peace, hope, gratitude and joy.
As I forgive myself, it becomes easier to forgive others and as I forgive others, it becomes easier to forgive myself.