If You Love, You Forgive. Period.

Let me start by saying that more often than not, forgiveness is first a decision and the feelings of having forgiven will eventually catch up to that choice. The Human Will must lead the way and force fickle feelings and emotions to follow-up behind.
Forgiveness is not saying that what someone has done to you is okay. It is saying that you will not allow yourself to be imprisoned by bitterness. Forgiveness is an expression of agape love (see this Wikipedia article to learn about Agape:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agape  and, thank you, Wikipedia).

Forgiveness is one of the single greatest gifts one human being can give to another while concurrently benefiting themselves; forgiveness releases all kinds of good Karma into the Universe and is never, ever a bad thing. 

Forgiveness is an expression of internal strength as forgiveness is not for the timid or the weak. Forgiveness is healing for everyone involved and only leads to good things. 

Eventually, the feelings DO follow and your emotional freedom will be realized. But you must first CHOOSE to forgive and stick with that choice. 
Remember: forgiving is NOT the same as saying 'what you did to me is okay'. 
afreimann afreimann
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Jan 13, 2013