The Power Of Forgiveness

A grudge is a terrible thing to bear, it pollutes the heart and clouds the mind, and yet so many people out there would sooner take their grudges to their graves, dying with hatred and anger in their hearts, than even consider forgiving their transgressor. The inability to forgive is one of the crucial stones weighing human race down and dragging us to the abyss.  If more people were willing to let the wrongs committed against them be committed to dirt and oblivion, if we as a race were more able to empathize with others and try and appreciate their point of view, numerous hardships that we collectively endure would no longer worry us, we would be past the point where the past comes back to haunt you and be on our way to brighter future.

Why is the indignation we feel so powerful to sometimes prevent us from going ahead with our lives without looking back? Why do so many of us place themselves so high on the pedestal that they consider every sin against them at least as serious as a sin against God, Mother Nature, Universe or whatever it is that you think to be the ultimate power? Haven’t we all made mistakes and wronged someone in the course of our lives, intentionally or not?

The most paradoxical thing about this is that if you did manage to find someone sinless, they would probably be the first to forgive someone who has wronged them.

You could argue that some things are unforgivable, that some people are beyond redemption and that they could never be a productive part o the society. But you must think about how objective a judge of something like this you can be. What gives you the authority or the impartiality to make such a decision? After that ask yourself, whether the person in question may change their ways if they are met with a capacity for forgiveness and kindness. Whether you may be able to, not to sound too pompous, save their soul and help them redeem their selves. Instead of harboring a grudge, you may be able to help the world by creating a person who has learned the value of forgiveness firsthand.