Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Forgiveness?

"Inner peace by practicing forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past and is therefore the means for correcting our misconceptions. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It's not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love? Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be." Unknown

All very true... but learning from the past is equally important lest we repeat our mistakes by trusting immoral/unethical beings who never did deserve our trust in the first place. The beauty is that we did after all trust. The sadness is that in the forgiveness, the act will always have taken place. With more information, the perspective can change, but the act will have taken place... the blow can be softened, but the blow was dealt. Once you learn something, can you really unlearn it? ... Can we live without committing hurtful acts in the first place?

1 comment:

Rajshree Chauhan said...

“Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.” (Sufi Proverb from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho)