We need to forgive, and we want to be forgiven. Both of these can be hard to achieve.
It's hard to forgive a person when the hurt they caused you doesn't go away. And it's hard to feel forgiven ourselves.
Even if those we've hurt have said they forgive us -- and there will always be some who can't -- it is hard to forgive ourselves. We hurt
ourselves when we do wrong, and that can be one of the hardest hurts to
One thing is essential to forgiving ourselves and others: accepting the reality of what happened, the reality of what you did or of what
happened to you.
It shouldn't have happened; it was wrong that it happened; but it did happen. We have to start with the reality of our pasts if we are ever
going to be free of them.
We need to look at our pasts with great honesty. Once you can simply look at your past and accept the fact of it, you're in a position to
start accepting responsibility for what you're doing with your life
You can live your life on the basis of who you are today, not on the basis of what you did in the past or what was done to you in the past.
This process is not an easy one. It is best done within a community of people who love you and accept you as you are. Best is a community that
is rooted in forgiveness.
Jesus' message was that freedom from our pasts is possible. He offers to give us both forgiveness for our pasts and the ability to forgive
others. He offers us freedom to live in the present.
The Karmic Law of Return
As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of Self-knowledge reduces Karma to ashes.
~ Bhagavad Gita
Throughout the History of Mankind, many different cultures and belief systems talk about the need to be responsible for our actions. The Kabbalists teach that we are responsible for every event that happens in our lives.
We attract all the events in our lives, through the choices we make daily. Our thoughts and actions are the source for the entire cycle of cause and effect.
The explanation for all the challenging events we face resides in the way we Perceive and the way we treat other Beings in our lives. To treat others differently instead of as equals, not recognizing our state of Oneness and the unity behind all, can be the cause of many of the spiritual illnesses.
This life is likened to a field in which our Karma is the seed.
We harvest what we sow.
No less, no more.
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