«Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.»
— Fyodor Dostoevsky
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man is good at forgiving himself, would it not be better if could forgive others as well..
This is a good point, which I agree with.
However some people find it hard to forgive themselves too – even for the minor and insignificant.
well, so it’s hard to forgive, tough, how come so few encourage it, given the benefits, amen
Thinks is 100% correct. The benefits are immense.
But should be tempered with not forgetting, and for those who behave malevolently to be served justice.
And, also tempered with the fact that some will use one’s forgiving them as a political tool against one, for their own malevolent ends.
So, the most important tool is internal forgiveness, for oneself and for others.
there will always be evil, but learning to forgive means going a yard further, amen
Although – This is the path of goodness and kindness. Sometimes the path of goodness/kindness and the path of right action, diverge.
forgiveness, is for those who forgive, it’s freeing the inner self, regardless of what happens elsewhere. If you expect God to forgive you, what do you imagine is required of the rest of us.
Agreed. I, in one difficult period, studied forgiveness very deeply. So understand of what you speak. Resentment is a burden and suffering one has to carry, not the other, they may have completely forgotten about it. Which is on the level of one’s spirit.
In the world, it’s also necessary to do things like set boundaries, in the case of others “who trespass against us”. These boundaries may need to be created for the very reason we felt resentment in the first place.
So, I think forgiveness is a step, boundaries may be the next step, and then enforcing those boundaries may be a third step.
when zealots set boundaries, they tend to be sharp, and mainly for themselves, you have to have elasticated thinking, amen
This is maybe for zealots.
But for the rest of us (and our loved ones and friend), it helps prevent being used, abused, robbed, ripped off, lied to, cheated, physically injured and manipulated, by zealots, and other nefarious people.