Some people believe forgiveness is too easy. Say the words, “I’m sorry,” and that’s the end of it. These people claim that saying the words and meaning them are not always the same. Perhaps that is true. But saying them is a start. Those who struggle with saying the words find it difficult to let go of past grievances so that they can live a spiritual life. It is as if they want to live in the past and hold onto those resentments.
Forgiveness gives us permission to let go and begin again. Those who find it difficult to forgive someone else, often find it difficult to forgive themselves. But when we decide to forgive, the Universe provides us with a clean slate. Yes, we might muddy it up again in the next five seconds, but we can wipe the slate clean as often as we need.
The Divine is always ready to forgive. We are the ones who are reluctant. Even when we make poor choices, we can just as easily forgive and choose differently. In this fashion we can undo the mistakes of the past and build a better present and future. Let’s give ourselves permission to begin again.
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