Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.
I run the F-YOU project and speak all the time on forgiveness, even getting in some serious street dudes faces about it, and I do it with confidence. When others actually take in what I say about forgiving, it opens an amaaaazing conversation. I’m really proud of that message.
HOWEVER, the universe needed to show me what was really up. These last three months, I’ve been dealing with betrayal and selfishness in stacks. I’ve had things done against me that I still can’t believe. So now, more than ever, I am a living testimony of forgiveness because I am so happy and at peace in this moment. I’ve compiled my tips and what I’ve learned along the way:
1- forgiveness is for NO ONE but yourself. The other person doesn’t even need to know you have forgiven them, its for your peace of mind only.
2- once you’ve forgiven, do not look back. Do not question your decision or bring it up in an argument.
3- if you believe in a god, give it to her/him. The world has an incredible way of aligning our lives to expose truth, trust in that power.
4- know that forgiving is not approving the action done against you. Rather, it is accepting that there was a circumstance or condition that took place for a person to wrong you. Forgiveness is not approval, its a wisdom.