We have all heard about the importance of forgiveness towards others who have intentionally or unintentionally caused us emotional, mental, physical or psychological scaring and distress… Such distresses and scares, can and does create anger, frustration, depression, sadness and distrust and this is totally understandable. Also, we often hear or even read about the importance and power of forgiveness… Some of the most poignant messages come from one of the most respected and honored books in history; the Bible... For example;
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
I am posting this blog as a reminder for not only the forgiveness of others but ourselves. There’s an old rhetorical question; if we don’ t love ourselves, how can we truly love someone else? The same rhetorical question can easily posed in the same regard; how can we possibly forgive others, when we have not forgiven ourselves? The truth of the matter, in both cases is that we can’t! However, we can set forth the ‘intention’ to balance our respective scales (so to speak) and work towards our own ‘self-forgiveness’…
Here is what I think, is a great link with cool images, providing comprehensive tips and directions on to forgive ourselves (if applicable). Enjoy!