“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.”
I have been thinking a lot about forgiveness. How do you forgive the things you will never forget? How do you forgive the things that have changed your life irrevocably?
I have no idea.
But, I know that I need to forgive. I need to dig deep — like grand canyon deep — and just let go. Let go of the fear. Let go of the pain. Let go of the insecurity and sadness.
Because the thing is…all of the events of my life have made me what I am today. I am stronger, less naïve, and more independent because of my past. I guess that is the key for me. To be grateful every day that I am blessed with people who love me despite my insecurities and issues. And that I have been given the gift to love others with their insecurities and issues.
It sounds corny…but I feel the shifts moving within me. I feel myself changing — physically, mentally, and spiritually. We had to do this exercise in yoga yesterday called candle breathing. You inhale for 3 seconds and then blow out of your mouth like your blowing out a candle for 3 seconds. After we were done, our teacher said that if it is hard for you to take in breath, you have a hard time letting love into your life and if it is harder for you to blow out the breath, you have a hard time letting go. Well, clearly, I had a harder time breathing out than breathing in. But I am working on it — between yoga, meditation, and my daily devotionals, I am working on it. And I feel the change, and it feels wonderful.