It’s About Forgiveness

There are two phrases I heard lately that are worth repeating and remembering: “Forgiveness is the elixir of life,” and “Forgiveness breaks the wheel of karma.”  To understand why I believe these are so important, we must first understand what forgiveness is and why it matters so much. Webster’s defines “forgive” as: to give up resentment of or claim to requital for; to cease to feel resentment against; pardon. So forgiveness is the act of pardoning or the act of giving up resentment of.  The bible tells us that to forgive is divine. But why? Why does it matter if you forgive someone or not?

One thing to understand is that forgiveness is not about the other person. It is never about them. Forgiveness is about that person’s hold on you and your life. We do not forgive someone so they can feel better, although that may be a side result. We forgive someone to let go of that person’s hold on our past and our life’s energy. That is why the two sayings above matter so much. The life energy that you allow this person to claim….

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