Most people, when they say to others “forgive”, they mean stop processing the pain, because your pain makes them uncomfortable. The only way of healing is through the pain — and it is only through the pain that true forgiveness can happen.
Forgiveness is a process. . . it lives after the processing of grief and of facing abandonment.
True forgiveness is a process that takes us deep into ourselves and our own pain. It is not the same as excusing the abuser. It cannot be forced; it cannot be accomplished by saying mere words. It cannot be rushed, for if it is rushed it is false.
Forgiveness is a journey. . . . a journey into a wound that someone has made in us. . . . only to discover that the wound is deeper than this person who wounded us, and that there are a lot of other people in this wound, and one of those includes myself.
Until we forgive the darkness in ourselves, we do not know what forgiveness is.
Good read. Thanks for this. Forgiveness requires a lot of courage and strength. Revenge is easy. Forgiveness is the real challenge