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Originally posted by EllaMarina
Coming from the side of someone who has wronged someone and is in want of forgiveness herself, I wonder if it isn't at least a little selfish to cut off all contact and then "forgive" for one''s own benefit while leaving the regretful apologizer wanting for a response at the very least. (This isn't to say that I don't expect her to hold a grudge forever, but this thread is about forgiveness after all. Hypothetical scenario and all that.)
I'm an easy forgiver and all of my anger disappears when someone apologizes to me. Maybe I have unusually high standards for everyone else, therefore.
Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
This is why FORGIVNESS IS A 2 way concept - can FORGIVE you for the ill deeds, if the RESPOND IS NOW RESPECT…
The BEAUTY of the Unconditional LOVE aspect of forgiveness is if the Forgiveness is truly felt/UNDERSTOOD by those being forgave and the response is Accepted-this now lays new BRIDGES FOR CREATOR CREATIONS TO BECOME RE-CONNECTED
Nice read arpgme, 1 enjoyed the peaceful vibrations within it.
Originally posted by Open2Truth
Forgiveness is great. It is a step that can be healing for many.
But if you truly seek, look beyond it.
Originally posted by Bilky
reply to post by Open2Truth
So look beyond it to what? Im really curious what you mean by that. When I forgive some one should I look beyond it? If so where?