Nov 13, 2018
Forgiveness, as opposed to revenge, is the act of releasing the desire to punish someone – or even yourself – for an offense. It does not mean that you forget it and move on. It also doesn’t mean that the other is absolved of their actions.
Instead, it is choosing to release the desire for punishment or revenge. And it is only in this release that we can once again find peace of mind, and even happiness.
But practicing forgiveness is not easy, nor is it quick. This exchange discusses the benefits and importance of forgiveness – both for others and for ourselves.
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” – Lewis B. James
“When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.” – Bernard Meltzer
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