You may not know me personally, however I know that within you, you hold the power to release the stuff holding you back from internal freedom. In order to unlock this internal freedom you need the gift of forgiveness and that is what I’m sending you.
The definition of forgiveness to me, is inwardly letting go of whatever it is that is holding you back from seeing the beauty of life and inwardly accepting the situation that you are forgiving even if you disagree with it.
Forgiveness is extremely personal! You have to do it for yourself, not for anybody else’s acceptance.
I know that this might sound extremely hard and you may be thinking, “ He/she has caused me extreme pain.” The truth is most of the time the people that we trying to forgive do not even realise the pain that they have caused, and even if they do, it doesn’t matter, because forgiveness starts from within us; it is the process of accepting what has happened and finding ways throughout our daily lives that causes us to understand and let go of the hurt has been caused.
Being able to forgive doesn’t mean that you have to agree with what the person has done to you, quite frankly you don’t have to look that person in the eye ever again. However forgiveness is the ability to realise that the situation may have caused you extreme pain and shock, but your willingness to accept the person’s actions and your involvement in the situation and have the ability to move on with you life, is true forgiveness.
In order to set yourself free you have to be willing to let go of whatever it is that is holding you back. There is a saying that goes, “forgive and forget”. I disagree with that saying, it should be, “forgive and don’t forget.” I think it should be this way not because you are holding on to what hurt you, but because you are accepting what has happened and are learning from it, so that it may never happen to you again.
Be free in your journey to internal freedom and forgive yourself and forgive others.
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With love, from your friend