All of us make mistakes despite having a choice of not making it. It all depends on our inner power, perspective, and judgement at that moment. Just as we expect to receive forgiveness for our mistakes, we need to focus on giving it.
The word itself says for ‘give’. Forgiveness is not just about letting go, it is also about carrying love for the other soul for life in the future. It does not erase the past but looks upon people and situations with greater compassion, mercy, and love.
When creating a new painting, if colours are applied incorrectly on canvas and left to dry, it becomes difficult to remove or blend them with the right colours at a later stage. Similarly, when we catch the mind painting a negative picture of a person, we should immediately repaint it with colours of virtues.
It brings a beautiful transformation within us, an acknowledgment of our inner power as well as unconditional acceptance.