What is True Forgiveness?
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” Mark Twain
“Here are a few positive affirmations from Christ’s Letters… these are great lessons to follow regardless of the phase in your life.*”
“The loyalty, kindness and generosity you would like to receive when in trouble – give to others when they are struggling with heavy burdens. Never turn to them a cold shoulder.”
“Give acceptance and forgiveness you would like to receive. What is true forgiveness? It is a state of understanding the other person and their reasons for their behavior so clearly that you can say in all honesty – there is nothing to forgive.”
“If someone wants to tell you how you have hurt them at any time – stand or sit still quietly and know that this is a true challenge to your ego-drive. This is your big moment – your greatest testing-point. How will you handle it? Will you make excuses and defend yourself, considering, even saying, that your actions should not have hurt the other person – and were fully justified in the circumstances? If this is how you respond, then your ego-drive is still in perfect control of your consciousness.”
*I read these quotes from the following blog which originally come from Christ’s Letters:
Most world religions include teachings on the nature of forgiveness, and many of these teachings provide an underlying basis for many varying modern day traditions and practices of forgiveness. Some religious doctrines or philosophies place greater emphasis on the need for humans to find some sort of divine forgiveness for their own shortcomings, others place greater emphasis on the need for humans to practice forgiveness of one another, yet others make little or no distinction between human and divine forgiveness.