Forgiveness - A Path to Peace and Serenity
A Path to Peace and Serenity
When someone abuses me or misaligns me, how am I supposed to let that grievance go?
Don’t I need Justice, Revenge, Restitution, a way to get Even, make things right, before I can forgive? (NO)
If I forgive someone, does that mean I’m letting them off the hook? That they need not be held responsible for their actions. (NO)
If I forgive someone, does that mean I have to reconcile and become friends? (NO)
Any resentment, any anger, any frustration, creates stress in us, which in turn, turns on the Cortisol, which creates havoc when maintained over a period of time.
So by maintaining an unforgiving attitude, we continue to poison ourselves; make ourselves sick and depressed.
If we were to take revenge, chances are it wouldn’t provide any satisfaction in the long run. And many times it would come back to bite us in the butt.
So what is this forgiveness stuff about anyway?
Let me ask you a question? “Are you perfect, do you ever make mistakes?”
Chances are you aren’t perfect and you do make mistakes, which in turn would require forgiveness from someone. Is it possible that in your lifetime that you have never hurt someone else’s feelings.
What if no one ever forgave anyone? Think of the Anger and Resentment that would be floating around in the world.
God speaking (The Bible Says)
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.Matthew 6:14-15
But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Tit for Tat – Law of Karma –As ye sow, so shall ye reap; what comes around goes around.
Become a hollow tube from which forgiveness can flow through. Stop playing judge and jury (god) and “Let go and Let God.”
Who, might I ask, would not want to be forgiven?
Only those who would never admit to making a mistake in the first place— possibly someone who, in their heart of hearts, felt that what they had done was a righteous act and needed doing. (ISIS)
So who does the “forgiveness” help, them or you?
In actuality, the offender may never know or realize that they have been forgiven by you.
You don’t have to go to them and say: “I forgive you.”
So when you forgive someone (in your heart), it benefits you not them.
You stop drinking the poison, you let go of the hate and resentment, you stop creating the Cortisol, then your body can come into balance / hemostasis. Your mind has a chance to calm and become peaceful and serene.
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