Weak can never forgive; forgiveness is an attribute of the strong ~ Mahatma Gandhi
In such state of mind, forgiveness feels like a trait of the weak. It seems that if we forgive, we are letting the source go free and we are approving of the action that caused us pain.
But the truth is that forgiveness, even though it is hard to practice, leads to peace. It does not set the other person free. It sets us free. It brings us to a saner state of mind and makes our hearts lighter and brighter with wiser and kind thoughts.
Why forgiveness is hard to practice?
Another reason why we deliberately do not forgive is because we want to dwell on to the things that hurt us so that we can repeatedly blame the other person. Sometimes we tend to move away from taking responsibilities of our mistakes.
Why it is important to forget and forgive?
‘Forget and forgive’ is that golden rule which helps us in taking away some wise lessons from mistakes and moving forward without having residues of anger behind.
Hurt causes an irreparable damage to the heart and consequently affects the relationship. Forgiveness helps in mending the heart and in repairing the relationship.
Simply forgetting does not help. It helps in removing the incident or the source from the front of our mind but the anger and madness still continue to linger at the back of our mind. The moment that source or something similar to it flashes in our mind, we go deep in the thoughts of hurt and grudge.
Forgiveness helps us in getting rid of these emotional and mental toxins. It removes the traces of grief and wrath rather permanently and make our mind and heart free from these virulent notions.
How to Practice ‘Forget and Forgive?
With time and with practice, I have learnt to sail smoothly while moving up and down in life. I now hold no grudges and my heart is totally resentment free.
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