There are so many things on our minds in each moment.
Most of them, however, are just not necessary and are ruining our present moment.
We need to realize that we can’t control the world and change it so that it can be the way we like it.
We shouldn’t be angry with the past, but let go of what has happened and make peace with it.
We often think we’ve done horrible things and deserve to be punished. But the biggest punishment is the guilt we live in.
We forget that others have done much worse, and whatever it is that has happened, can’t be changed.
Then comes forgiveness – the ultimate salvation.
It’s the solution to all of the above.
We should forgive ourselves for everything we’ve done that we don’t like, and others too.
How to forgive?
Simply realize that you and the other person are worth forgiving.
We won’t be angry with the past anymore, because we will have understood that our mistakes and failures are a result of us trying to do something. Which means we haven’t given up.
Our failures don’t define us. How we react to them in the present, however, is crucial.
And the wiser choice is to accept past events, take the lessons they were meant to teach us and move on.
Then, whatever bad we’ve done, will seem meaningless.
Because it’s never such a big deal compared to everything else going on.
We need to accept our humanity because that’s who we are – human beings with imperfections.
You can be at peace right now just by letting go – by freeing yourself of the need to be punished for what you’ve done, the desire to change things, to fix problems.
What happens when you forgive?
Forgiveness is a universal language and has so many benefits.
It helps you reach emotional and spiritual freedom and live a happy life.
It helps others because you let them continue their life in peace and let things from the past stay there.
It’s great for the world in general because it’s an element of compassion.
Forgiveness also helps us let go of guilt.
Guilt is something so many of us struggle with these days. And it’s the way we punish ourselves for what we think we did wrong.
But it’s not necessary. You can easily leave it behind and move on, instead of experiencing the past all over again.
And keep in mind that no one else can forgive you but yourself.
So let go of that guilt, together with the grudges you hold against others.
By living in guilt we create our own hell.
That’s why we need to go beyond these distractions and try to touch our true nature. Then to forgive ourselves for what was and what will be, and finally experience what is.
To do that, you must find something worthy inside you.
Most people can’t forgive because they think they don’t deserve it, or focus on the bad sides of the person who did something to them.
But the right approach is to focus on the good.
We’re all a combination of good and bad. It’s what we choose to act upon that makes our destiny.
Keep that in mind when judging others or yourself too much.
Also, be compassionate. Understand people and don’t be too harsh. Everyone has their own battles, fears and problems. So why don’t you forgive the people in your life and thus make their journey easier?
And once again, forgiveness is the ultimate salvation. Don’t underestimate its power because of its simplicity.
Just forgive, breathe deeply and move on.
Have you ever forgiven anyone? How did you feel after that?
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