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Inspiration & Encouragement

Forgiveness

Forgiveness old men BW

Deciding that a person who wronged you is unworthy of your forgiveness may seem like an act of appropriate justice, and a reasonable one at that, but the person who suffers the most in the end is you. What actually results from a refusal to forgive is an automatic self-appointment as their judge and the disempowering establishment of yourself as a victim. The person guilty of the offense doesn’t get away with anything when you forgive them and let go, for the fear or pain that inspired them to wrong you will continue to affect their life in many ways long after you have forgiven them.

Forgiving them will release you from the prison of negative emotions that are associated with the person, empower you to continue trusting others in spite of what you experienced, allow you to learn the valuable lessons from the experience without anger, fear, or pain clouding your perception, and inspire the deep understanding of what led to the experience that will prevent it from happening again. Even if you decide that you no longer want that person in your life, forgiveness will allow you to move on from the experience with a clear mind and an open heart.

By: Michael Verdun

About Michael Verdun

My soul is extraterrestrial. My body is French/Native American/African. My mind is North American. My philosophy is a blend of Ancient Greek/New Age/Ancient Chinese. My religion is Non-Judgment. My style and cultural heritage is African-American. My martial art is Chinese. My diet is Earth organic. My closest friends are individually Pakistani, Australian, African-American, Chinese, Moroccan, Iranian, Sri Lankan, Indian, Lebanese, and Indonesian...respectively. My purpose is to love, to inspire, to empower, and to evolve. I am human. ...and so are you.

Discussion

5 thoughts on “Forgiveness

  1. Wow Mike, you never cease to amaze me…your words are like ‘food to my soul’. Personally I’m not quite there, yet I strive to become stronger as a person every living moment. Thanks for your inspiration, you have opened my mind to alot of things far greater than I could’ve imagined, and thus making certain situations easier to deal with. Even though you possess your own Greatness, the world needs more people like you…Raw and Real!!

    Posted by Relle Archer | September 6, 2011, 7:21 am
    • Thank you so much, Narelle. And you’re very welcome. Feedback like yours is what lets me know that my efforts, insights, and writing has value. Without it, I would feel like I was shouting into the darkness in vain. By the way, did you know that you’re my very first subscriber? 🙂

      Posted by neverdun17 | September 13, 2011, 11:22 pm
  2. Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the post. Working on forgiving myself, too: it’s a challenge.

    Enjoy the day,
    Tyler

    Posted by tylersr | September 12, 2011, 4:51 am
  3. Whyyyy do not many people know about you? GET A PR COMPANY ON YOUR BACK BECAUSE YOUR WORDS DESERVE TO BE HEARD BY ALL! (Getting a bit forceful here.. my bad haha!!)

    I’m the type of person that has all the same type of thoughts burried deep within my mind but when I try to express it.. by using words, it can not match up to the way you express it! It’s there but cannot be expressed in literal form.

    Write a book! Print out copies! Hand it out to people in the streets! Write different sections on life! Your thoughts and wisdom needs to be shared with the world.

    🙂

    Posted by Mumbo Jumbo | November 22, 2012, 10:13 am

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