The role of Forgiveness
Forgiveness is a very powerful but often misunderstood concept. Forgiving doesn’t mean to let the person who hurt you of the hook. It is more about realizing that as terrible as what this person did to you was, it was about them and their journey in life and not about you. You abuser didn’t hurt you because you’re less than him but because he couldn’t do better than that at this time in his life considering his circumstance and his level of consciousness. Forgiving is not about setting the other one free but more about setting yourself free by removing you from the power of this person. When you forgive someone, you might also want to forgive the persons around that could have help you but didn’t and you might even need to forgive yourself for not being able to get out of a painful situation earlier or for not having been able to forgive until now. You too have been a prisoner of the circumstances or have stayed a prisoner of your past. You did the best you could at the time and still today you do the best you can at your own level of consciousness.
When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.
--- Bernard Meltzer