"Forgiveness doesn't excuse their behaviour. Forgiveness prevents their behaviour form destroying your heart."
Forgiveness is freedom and detachment from emotional baggage and pain. This is my second blog on Forgiveness because I feel it is so important to talk about forgiveness and what happens to us when we learn how to forgive and let go. I shared a message on live video on my Facebook page and I read the following:
"The slight misdeed of yesterday, why should it mar today? The thing he said, the thing you did, have long since passed away; For yesterday was but a trial; today you will succeed, and from mistakes of yesterday will come some noble deed. Forgive yourself for thoughtlessness, do not condemn the past; for it is gone with its mistakes; their memory can not last; forget the failures and misdeeds, from such experience rise! Why should you let your head bowed, Lift up your heart and eyes!"
That is so powerful! Read it a few times. Savour it because it can change your life. People will hurt you, lie to you, play you, mislead you, cheat you, use you, etc... and you at some point in your life will or have done the same to others. That is life and we are human. The key is to recognize it and stop the behaviour, we have a conscious mind and to be nice to ourselves and others should be common sense. Being emphatic of others is important. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
When you forgive and not hold a grudge a heavy weight is lifted off your shoulders, your heart gets clean. Therefore you are happy. Forgiveness does not excuse their behaviour. Forgiveness prevents their behaviour from hurting your heart. Knowing this now, start applying this within yourself. You will see that to remain upset, hold a grudge, only makes you sad, unhappy and angry. Use your energy on positive things in your life for yourself. Stop letting others actions dictate how you feel! Be the better person, lift up your heart and lead by example. You have this choice!
My advice to you. With love and gratitude.