Forgiveness is extremely important for each and every one of us as human beings. Forgiveness allows us to move forward with our lives
The process of forgiveness is extremely important for each and every one of us as human beings. I believe that way too often many people believe that forgiving someone for something that they had done to you, or said about you, etc. means that you no longer hold them responsible for the particular wrongdoing. I also believe that very often if we forgive someone for a particular wrongdoing, it may be perceived that we are excusing the wrong that was done, and that we are giving the person a pass with absolutely no consequences. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
It is truly my belief that through the process of forgiveness, we are freeing ourselves from the grip of the individual who has hurt us. Please understand that we are not giving the person a free pass, so to speak, with no responsibility for damages done. And, certainly, we are not undermining, or diminishing the wrongdoing. However, what we are actually doing is letting ourselves free to move ahead and live our lives in the best way that we know how. Through forgiveness, we are no longer being held hostage, so to speak, by a person who has hurt us so much; we are freeing ourselves to move forward with our lives in a positive manner.