4 thoughts on “Forgiving

  1. I monk told me that forgiveness is something we do, not because the other deserves it, but because we deserve to live free of the attachment to that suffering. “Put down the burning stick” he said, and I’ve never forgotten it.

    Holding onto anger and pain over being wronged eventually morphs into resentment, and that is an emotion so toxic that it steals the light from you. I wasn’t free from the pain of my marriage and suffering and divorce until I forgave and banished my own resentment. Forgiveness set me free. It was a gift I gave to myself, whether it had value to him or not.

    Thank you for the refresher, Ma’am.

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