Originally posted by Wandering Scribe
reply to post by laffoe
Not a bad affirmation. I wouldn't call it a meditation though; you're putting thoughts, emotions, and direction back into yourself. Meditation, at
it's core, is about removing yourself absolutely from this life, this world, and all philosophies related to it. If it can be practiced and
conceived, remove yourself from it. Once you can do that, you'll experience some element of Nirvana and have achieved the original goal of
Out of curiosity, what is the obsession everyone seems to have with forgiveness? I understand the concept of forgiveness, but cannot embrace the free
practice of it that everyone always seems to.
For instance, if a human being came to my house and murdered my wife, raped my children, robbed me of all of my possessions, then made me into a
paraplegic and left after setting my house on fire; what motivation do I have to forgive them? To forgive someone who has done that, is to say the
death of my wife, the violation of my children, the theft, and paralysis I endure were all justified.
Care to explain why you think it is vital that we forgive everyone of every offense they have committed against us? And yes, I know my example is
extreme. But it's not too far from certain realities in my life. So, why should I forgive people who have done such heinous acts?
~ Wandering Scribe
Thankyou for posting
I can really relate to what you describe, even if it might be a thought situation for you and me, for others it is all too real...
For what it is worth, I have rememberence from an earlier life that I was held by some guys while they raped and killed the love of my life, the rest
of that life was filled with hate and rage, killing those who did it one by one, with no mercy whatsoever... Even killing some others that I found to
be supressive in a violent way, being both the judge and the executioner in the same person.
It only stopped when I died in that life...
Even if it was from an earlier life and as such not physical in this incarnation the emotions of it seems very real
I have met with those, dealt with my hate and anger, and actually found a way to forgive...
That could only happen, when I touched in on the place within my heart that sees the interconnectedness of us all, that we are all sparks of Unity.
Not like some romantic dream-world, but in through all of the dirt, all of the pain and hurt, all of the pain and all of the mistakes...
Well, I will ask of no one to forgive before it is true forgiveness, I guess the emphasis there is on forgiveness is that we keep ourselves trapped
within some sort of hatred, anger or judging... I know I have often judged myself too...
Imho we need to go through forgiveness to move on
But only when it feels right and comes from a true place...
You see I needed more than one life to forgive or to even considering it...
Perhaps our talk here may inspire a seed of forgiveness in a heart that is caught in judging somewhere.
Again thanks for your deep response (star for that) and sorry for being so slow to answer...
Feel free to ask deeper, if this explanation doesn't fit the question
Love to you