“Forgiveness requires acceptance of the fact
that the past is not going to change.”

– unknown

 

After all, if we could change the past no forgiveness would be needed. Because the offense would have totally disappeared – from experience and from memory. Poof! Gone!

What a relief that could be! But as it turns out, the only healthy way to find some of that relief would be forgiveness. No one can change the past.

Therefore we have to find ways to deal with its repercussions, which might include major damage in such diverse areas as:
finances,
relationships,
trust,
physical health issues,
literally life-and-death events,
career opportunities,
emotional disturbance and damage.

Part of that dealing-with-it process is a healthy practice of forgiveness.

If we find ourselves stuck with a past that we cannot forgive because in truth the evil is still present in the world – well, it always will still be present in the world.

The question is whether it will still be festering in US,

inflicting further damage on us in the present and future as well as in the past.

Truly, if “to forgive” means letting go
letting something, (and maybe someone), go, so they are no longer obsessions with us (and that’s not a bad definition)
then forgiveness DOES in fact mean accepting the fact that the past is not going to change.

And we become much more free and whole.


 

“Forgiveness requires acceptance of the fact
that the past is not going to change.”

– unknown

 


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