One of the hardest things in life to do is to forgive. In order for us to forgive others, we must look deep within our own souls and search for what we need others to forgive us for. Only then one realizes that forgiveness comes from within, not from just our words.[i] It is one of the most compassionate things that we can do as a people. If you really think about it, forgiveness is not about the other person; it is more about what you are feeling and your decision to forgive. When someone has done you wrong, often, your first instinct is never to forgive that person. You have just given that person power over you; the way you think, how you feel, and how you act toward others. Not forgiving others, especially family, can cause you to have:
- Negative thoughts and feelings
There are different paths in life; forgiveness is a path to freedom for your body, mind, and soul. Forgiveness is about healing ourselves so that we can move forward.