Why We Need to Forgive

As important as any emotional theme in our life is the concept of forgiveness. It is a fallacy that we think we know why people do the things they do. Based on our own cultural and historical lens, we make assumptions. And we can hold on to these narratives for a very long time. After the reaction, the defence, the anger, the tears, we can continue to perpetuate the story we created in our heads, justifying our actions. But that story is missing maybe a few important truths. And only by seeing our own weaknesses and forgiving others for theirs, will we become emotionally stronger. Confidence and self actualization are not borne from resentments. As Einstein said “We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.” And so it goes. There is always something we don’t know. Having the curiosity to break out of our own illusions and find out what the other person’s truth is, IS part of our doing our best.

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