To say, “I forgive you” is easy but to forget is not. Is there real forgiveness if one does not forget? At times we find it difficult to forgive and forget. For some it takes weeks, months, or even years to forget. This is because our heart is saying, “I cannot forgive you”. While the mind is saying, “Okay, I’ll forgive you”. Our heart, our emotions cannot catch up with the mind.
If everybody would be humble enough to accept their own faults and those of others, then love would prevail and peace would reign in our hearts and on earth. But it is not always easy to do this. It demands strong determination to start peace from within oneself, then eventually spreading this peace to everyone one meets.
Real reconciliation may be attained if we learn to forgive and forget…
Let go! You’ve heard it many times. But how do you say goodbye to someone you love? There seems to be more pain and fear in admitting its no use holding on. But what about all those romantic gestures and gifts, the dreams you said you’d both achieve together someday, and the promise to keep trying when something doesn’t work out? Sadly, not all things work out. There comes a time when life tells us this chapter has ended and its time to move on to something else. You know its the right thing to do. But somehow it’s the most difficult thing you’ve ever had to deal with. But sooner or later, we find, in the middle of turmoil, letting go is the first step towards something, or someone better.
My life lesson here?
"We need, in love, to practice this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it".