There is no steel stronger than the sword of forgiveness. Its wielding is victory and in every throw is hope.
There are several decisions we will make along the course of our journey. Some will have a major impact on our Being and others will have an effect that is barely noticeable. Of all there is only one that has the potential for launching us forward powerfully and efficiently.
Forgiveness is a double edged sword. It releases us from the past and enables us to experience the Now and sets the tone for what is yet to be. This is the easiest and most difficult thing for humans to understand, but it is a necessity of effective travel.
You see, the thing that makes us unwilling to consider forgiveness is the illusion that blame is really just a form of retaliation upon the soul, spirit and mind of the person we choose to not forgive. The reality is often a little harder for many to accept. What is that reality? Well, in most cases the person whom we are begrudging is not affected by our blame in any way and in the other cases they will adopt a way of removing their concentration on our blame by redirecting their thoughts away from us, the incident and any blame that has been placed on them. In fact, many times they will have little or no understanding of what we believe they need forgiveness from. Over time this becomes more apparent and is gradually etched in stone.
As any of us affirm that we have done no wrong or justify the wrong doing; the wrong doing slowly slips away. Our reality is really ours alone and regardless of the Truth that exists in our reality it is still our reality. It is only what we have come to accept as Truth.
So, regardless of how strongly we hold the feelings, emotions and thoughts of the situation in which we perceive we have been done a terrible wrong; the Ego of the other individual will not be affected by us. They will only experience the reality that their own Egos have allowed them to accept. This may or may not be to their own dismay, yet holding a grudge against them will definitely be to our own.
We are in control of what we experience and when we concentrate on the bad experiences we relive them continually. In a way we marry that past memory as we continually feel the emotions associated in it with the essence of all that we are. As we become consumed with the negative energy of that past experience we forfeit the joy we could be feeling in the Now and submit to displeasing emotions continually. In a way we have our arms filled with everything we don’t want and are unable to pickup and carry the love, happiness and fulfillment that sit lying at our feet.
Forgiveness gives us the ability to lighten the load and move forward confidently with Life. Life only exists in the Now. In the moment before thought It Is! We can concentrate on the nonexistent past, speculate about the future or live today in this very moment while relishing in all that is real. Happiness is a choice. Forgiveness is a choice. As we choose correctly we proceed directly to the Promise that is ours.