Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
~ Paul Boese
So often people mistakenly believe forgiveness is about the other person. But it rarely is. It’s about us.
It’s so important to forgive because if we don’t, we harbor ill-will, resentment, anger and hatred. These destroy health, happiness and wellness. They are enemies to our own progress and success.
To be free, we have to forgive. We have to dissolve the grudge, complaint or ire with love. And then true freedom from suffering is found.
Forgiveness does not overlook or ignore evil. It spares us from it.