It always amazes me how we tend to want forgiveness from others for our “sins” but yet are so slow to forgive others theirs. We tend to carry around with us all the pain and hurt we have ever felt (sometimes buried so deep we are unconscious of even doing it.)
When our lives seem to be less than we would like or hope for, we can’t figure out why.
I heard someone once say that unforgiveness is a cancer of the soul. Like cancer it attacks and affects all the cells around it – in the case of unforgiveness that means all aspects of our lives. That includes but is not limited to physical pain, lack, poor relationships, unfavorable work situations, emotional distress, sleeplessness, the list goes on and on.
How could one thing have such a profound effect on every aspect of our life?
I don’t know, but it does!
If we have made an error in judgment, we must make amends to correct it if we are to be in the flow of life and in alignment with our Higher Power’s will for us. If someone has harmed us in any way, we, too, must do all we can to forgive him or her. And let us not forget about ourselves. We’ve probably done more harm to ourselves than anyone else, so it’s vital that we, too, forgive ourselves.
We must constantly go within looking for any forgiveness that is required of us that we have yet to complete fully. Until we bring it to light and correct it, we will always be swimming against the current of Life.
Quote of the Week
“To err is human, to forgive, Divine”.