Forgiveness Is The Merger Of Self And Others
Be kind to yourself and you will find it natural to be kind to others. Forgive others and you will naturally forgive yourself. This is the essence of happiness. It is liberating to recognize that we are connected in spirit and identity with those who hurt us and with all others who make poor choices. Maybe that is why Eastern philosophers focus on being one with everything. Maybe that is why Jesus said "Forgiveness covereth a multitude of sins." He chose willingly to take the sins of humanity upon himself. Someone else wrote, "Forgiveness is to set a prisoner free and to discover that the prisoner was you."