This is a topic that has been on my mind for quite some time, especially over the last month or so. I noticed that was completely consumed by resentment a while back and vowed to do something about it as I was completely miserable. Early this morning I had a brief conversation with a close friend and we discussed the concept of forgiveness and how this applied to my current circumstances in regards to resolving some conflicts/ internal turmoil. Forgiveness was a concept that had been taught to me throughout my life but I wasn’t ready to “hear” it until today, so I began to do a little research and was underwhelmed at what I found.
I did this find this Psychology Today article, which was half decent. It included this Oprah Winfrey quote: “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different.” Definitely made me think.
I’m not asking anyone to divulge anything too personal here, but I do think this topic could spark some really interesting discussion, and we could probably here some interesting experiences. What I think I’m beginning to understand is, life is a process of letting some things go.
I also understand that for many of you this topic has significant religious implications, which I have no issue with, but the mods might! So I’ll leave it up to them what to do with this thread.
Lastly, I am really posting this because I am very, very curious about this topic and how people experience it. I am hoping that I get some feedback here that might help me in my own journey. I think this might lift a weight off my shoulders. I look forward to hearing from you all!