To forgive, we do not have to say that whatever happened was okay. We simply have to decide that we won’t allow the memories of the event to poison us any longer. Forgiveness allows us to break free of the pain. We refuse to see ourselves as victims. We’re ready to let go of the ongoing energy drain from the past and open to the gifts of the present.
Forgiveness holds immense power for it mends separation. It moves us towards the unity and love that lie at the essence of our existence.
“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” — Paul Boese