We may find it difficult to put our judgmental mind aside and to stop filtering all our decisions and actions with the power of our critical thinking.
When we are deeply hurt by someone, we tend to hold feelings of anger, hate and resentment towards that person. A thirst for revenge is not truly touching the person that hurt us, it can only poison our own inner psychological and spiritual health. If we truly accept people for who they are and their actions as a product of their past experiences and their level of awareness then we may start to understand a different universal reality. A reality where all things happen for a reason and where no one wants to damage another person intentionally.
True forgiveness may give us the strength to comprehend the world in its real dimensions. It can help us develop ourselves in order to become truly understanding and loving towards others and more importantly ourselves. If you want to know more about the power of forgiveness, read the following article.
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“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” ~Robert Muller
Do you consider yourself to be a forgiving or resentful person? If somebody has hurt you in the past or did something to make you suffer, would you hold on to those past events, thoughts and feelings, or would you just let them go?
I always say that where there is anger, hate, revenge, bitterness, there is also a lot of pain underneath, and I really believe that to be true. A person who is blissful and content with herself and the world around, no matter how many mean people she will encounter and no matter how much pain those people may cause her to feel, she will always respond with love, kindness and compassion instead of anger, hate and resentment. Loving people know that an eye for an eye would only leave the whole world blind, like Gandhi said it, and they choose to do no harm to the world around them.
“If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: Be honest anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight: Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you: Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow: Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway.” ~Mother Teresa
I know it’s a lot easier to give back exactly what you receive, and in this case, a lot of negativity, but we don’t want to do what’s easier, but rather what is best for our health, our well being and that of those around us. I know that people can be really mean sometimes, and that they can do horrible things to those they come in contact with, to those they love and care about, but I also believe that people can change, and this is why it’s so important to give up on your personal history that you might have had with those people, and allow them to show you just that…
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