If we want to live a happier life, we must learn to forgive, both others and ourselves. Tomorrow being Global Forgiveness Day, let us practice forgiveness and guarantee ourselves a life of peace, gratitude and wisdom.
The idea that you need to forgive somebody is clearly based on the fact that you feel offended, damaged, or hurt by another. Such a thought denies the reality of who we really are.
We are eternal spirit souls, parts of the Supreme Soul that is Eternal. Bhagavad Gita states the soul cannot be damaged in any way.
Just as we understand the child whose simple immaturity and confusion led to his actions, so, too, do we see, when we come from the place of Deep Understanding, that the exact same thing is true of the adults who act in ways that persons of lesser awareness might call hurtful or damaging.
Understanding thus replaces Forgiveness in the Mind of those who have expanded their Consciousness to include the Awareness of the Soul. The Soul knows that nobody does anything inappropriate, given their model of the world.
Each time your mind begins to feel that you are or have been hurt or damaged in any way, it would be helpful to bring in the wisdom of the Soul.
Stop. Breathe. Listen
Thank you for the response. Well said!