Forgiveness 3/8/19 Read Count : 11

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Of all emotional issues I’ve faced 
Forgiveness has been the greatest challenge 
The experts be they religious or social always emphasize the importance of forgiving 
On an intellectual level I totally understand this
It’s quite a different issue emotionally 

There have been in my life some instances where I be been severely hurt by the action of others 
Wether it was because of stupidity-insensitivity-malicious or accidental or a combination of reasons the end result was being inflicted with severe avoidable pain 
Although there have been just a few of these over  my eighty five years  I still
carry the pain which is triggered sporadically 
Most of the people involved are no longer in my life and what other issues I’ve had are not related to their actions 

The statement “Forgive and Forget”is often applied to these situations 
I can see the forgive part as a possibility but not the the forgetting 

In other experiences l have forgiven many- We all mistakes and deserve to be given a second even a third opportunity 

Those who have apologized show an awareness of their actions and are not the ones I’m referring too

When this pain occurs I am able to control it and not act out
But it is part of my life experience of
avoidable pain and I still harbor the anger toward them 

The best advice I can give which applies 
to life -Think before you talk-Think before you act


  • Mar 08, 2019

  • Mar 08, 2019

  • I understand where you're coming from and how you feel. Sometimes the pain that we bear from the insensitive actions of others towards us is hard to excuse or get over but this is what I have learned from my 51 years of experience - forgiveness is about letting go, meaning I don't dwell or think about who did what or said what to me that hurt my feelings. I move on from that and don't look back. Forgiveness to me, is not so much about the other person to feel better over what pain they had caused me because of their actions, that is on them. When I forgive, it is more for myself, a chance for me to heal and to free myself from that chain of pain.

    Mar 09, 2019

  • Mar 09, 2019

  • Maurice  Beres

    Maurice Beres

    Thanks Zee-I appreciate your insight Basically I agree with what you said and really do not dwell on these issues But when a past incident is triggered I recall the pain and do move on So I’m ok and for the most part these issues are far-removed from my life Thank you for caring 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋

    Mar 09, 2019

  • I have a lot of things from my past that still hurt. I'm trying to move forward, and sometimes those things come back to haunt me. Life is hard, but it's even harder to try and move past things that were someone else's mistakes that have effected you.

    Mar 12, 2019

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