I wanted to address forgiveness as I have discovered people have a very difficult time forgiving each other. Forgiveness was a very difficult for me to learn as well. Someone would do me wrong and I just held onto it and could not let go. I always said well that’s it! I will not having anything to do with that person any longer and cut them out of my life. So what happens is you hold onto the negativity that had been created in the situation which was not healthy for you. I finally learned that holding a grudge was not the answer. I learned that if I wanted to be forgiven I had to learn to forgive others. None of us is perfect, we all make mistakes along the way. This is how we learn our life’s lessons.
What the universe taught me about forgiveness is that when a person mulishly does something mean or evil to you, the karma of that act goes back to them tenfold. In other words, they get what’s coning to them. You may not see this for a long time or maybe not even in your life time but it does happen, that’s how the universe works. As I learned to recognize how the universe functioned I started to pay attention and witnessed this happening many times over. So I don’t have to do anything to retaliate when someone is hateful and ugly, the universe takes care of this for me. If I hold onto the negativity that the act created I am just hurting myself by holding onto the negative energy and the person has accomplished their goal.
I do understand how hard it is to forgive someone. It takes a lot of inner strength to do so. It takes more inner strength to forgive than it does not to. When a person kills another person’s family member the family is heart broken by the loss of a loved one. They have a difficult time forgiving. I understand their anguish and them wanting justice or revenge but realize that the killer will get what’s coming to them. There punishment may be many years in jail it may be by having to live with what they have done. The mental anguish can be worse than death.
The Dalai Lama Says:
It would be much more constructive if people tried to understand their supposed enemies. Learning to forgive is much more useful than merely picking up a stone and throwing it at the object of one’s anger, the more so when the provocation is extreme. For it is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.
I really look forward to the day that people are of a higher consciousness and realize that when they do others wrong it will come back to them tenfold. When they actually get it, they won’t dare attack another human being. People just have not figured this little fact out yet but as the human race evolves they will and the violence on our planet will stop.