‘Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always make you less than you are.” Malcolm Forbes
We are the ones who suffer when we hold on to past grievances.We give the situations and the people in our past power over us, and the same situations and people keep us mentally enslaved.They continue to control us when we stay stuck in ”unforgiveness”. This is why forgiveness work is so important. Forgiveness -letting go of the ones who hurt us-is letting go of our identity as the one who was hurt.It allows us to be set free from the needless cycle of pain, anger,and recrimination that keep us imprisoned in our own suffering.
What we forgive is not the act, but the actors-we are forgiving their suffering , confusion,unskillfulness,desperation, and their humanity.As we get the feelings out and let them go, we can then move on.
Remember that all of the events that take place in our lives and all of the individuals we encounter teach us valuable lessons.
Louise L. Hay