I’m still searching for the truth of forgiveness but I think what it means is you let go of the emotions that have been controlling you. Not the pain so much…that stays until it heals but you give up the desperate gripping emotions: the anger, the desperation, the hopelessness and the helplessness. Like a breath of fresh air, you see the painful situation from a higher perspective or maybe you just realize that in order to move on you have to forgive and you have to move through the gripping emotions.
I don’t believe forgiveness means that you have to keep that person in your life but if you do…perhaps that is yet another level, a deeper level of forgiveness. I mean, after all we are all one aren’t we? What we do to another we do to ourselves and visa versa.
What a tricky universe we live in. A constant mirror to ourselves and how confusing when most of us don’t know ourselves, let alone the truth of the universe.
I love the Sayings of Mother Theresa “Do It Anyway.” I admire and aspire to her selflessness