Love and Forgiveness

Jamesvansteel By Jamesvansteel, 14th Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/32j716ll/
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The nature of forgiveness, as I see it, and it's connection to the concept of love which so escapes the world and is constantly fleeting from the peripheries of my thoughts and actions.

Love and Forgiveness

Forgiveness is such an essential and lacking part of our society. It is often seen as weak, as too difficult, as morally reprehensible in certain situations, an act of pride in petty ones, an act of pity. True forgiveness is such a different matter.

The difference between sincere and manufactured forgiveness is the difference between pity and compassion. Pity is a sensation of superiority, of “I’ll take the high road”. I want this to work so I’ll look past it and forgive you, or we can’t make this work, but I don’t want to live with a grudge so I’ll let it go (outwardly). Compassion on the other hand stems from love. Forgiveness, out of love, is first and foremost a letting go. It is a way to find love for yourself by not holding on to judgement, which is one of the most dangerous and pervasive mental programs we are raised with. Judging someone’s character or inner person based on their actions, although this seems necessary in everyday life, is like judging astronauts because their moon missions goes awry. Living this life we have in what we perceive to be the correct way is infinitely more complicated than correctly operating a spacecraft and carrying out scientifically precise experiments in the vast ambiguity of space.

Understand first that each and every person you know lives as rich and complex an inner life as you do. Even if they APPEAR less intelligent, cultured, more biased, more close-minded than you, they feel the intensity and baffling intricacy of human emotion and thought in a similar manner as you. In fact, for all intents and purposes, placing yourself in their shoes is a cop-out. You ARE the people around you. When you judge yourself harshly for your own actions and thoughts, that is the way they judge themselves.

Second, love is the single most powerful mechanism available to mankind in changing circumstances. You will be blown away with how your world, and your own mind, changes when you react to life’s questions with a simple impulse of humble love. Letting go of your thoughts, your judgements and opinions, reveals a state of mind and a general state of nature unknown to most of the world. One in which anything is possible, nothing is hidden, mankind is mankind, person is person, today is not the first day of the rest of your life, today can be the defining moment in all of creation, and it is! Give yourself the opportunity to become perfect. You won’t, but you can approach it. You can’t think your way into being the best version of yourself, although thought isn’t meaningless by a long shot. Love provides the perfect paradigm for your thoughts.

If you are to judge yourself, judge yourself with perfect forgiveness and quiet resolve. You are not released form responsibility, you are bound to perfection. If you are you judge others, especially those whom you think you know well, look on yourself. They are a seed of God’s love, that person is you, if you strive for a perfect world and perfect life, strive to love the world as you can love yourself. Peace

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author avatar LOVERME
15th Oct 2013 (#)

very nice

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
15th Oct 2013 (#)

Forgiveness is always redemptive . It frees the one who may or may not deserve be forgiven , but most importantly , it releases the one who is speaking forgiveness to another.
Forgiveness is not a..' feeling.. but an act of the will ....
It is a choice , for our own good I might add, that will ultimately set us free from the shackles and strangulation that unforgiveness has over our life .
Bless you
Stella

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