Forgiveness is giving. You are giving love, happiness, freedom, peace, and harmony. You are not only giving it to the other person, you are also giving it to yourself. Forgiveness is not about them; it is about you. It is about your freedom. It is about your peace. It is about your life. It is about your inner harmony. Don’t carry grudges around. It hurts. It is better to forgive. When you forgive people, life will forgive you. As Dr. Joseph Murphy once said, “Forgiveness is giving- giving love, peace, and all the blessings of life to the other- and as you give, you receive.” So if you want people to forgive you, you must first forgive people. You tend to get in life what you put into it. If you want to get love, share your love and forgiveness with other people. The more you do it, the more you get.
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination.”– Maya Angelou
“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.”– Washington Irving
“Love is everywhere, and I am loving and lovable.”– Louis Hay
Nothing great happens without love. Love is life. If you don’t love yourself, you are a stranger to yourself. To know yourself, to be closer to yourself, you must love yourself. You must be comfortable with yourself- with your weaknesses.
Love means acceptance.
It does not matter what other people are doing. What really matters is what you are doing to make your life a success. When you focus on what other people are doing, you are neglecting what is important to you: your life.
Focus on yourself. Everyday is a new beginning. Don’t miss it. You must accept yourself. You must accept your weaknesses. You must accept your failures. You must accept your mistakes. You must not compare yourself to other people. You must live your life. It is your life. You have the right to live it the way you want. It starts with loving yourself. It starts with forgiving yourself. You can’t love yourself without forgiving yourself. You must be willing to forgive yourself. You must be willing to forgive yourself, so that love can grow.
Whatever you are struggling with right now, love can change it. For it to happen, you must love yourself.