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You Live, You Learn

Everything in this world happens for a reason which one will only become aware of in hindsight. Friendships and other relationships are forged because at that particular point in your life the powers that be saw the need of the persons involved to be connected to each other. At the end of these alliances, being the fickle creatures that we are, we usually ask ourselves what was the point. There was a point and if you look objectively at where you are now in your process of development and where you were then you’d definitely see the reason.

Sadly not many of us do this and so people waste their time and energy striking out at the person who decided to end the relationship. This is something which I could never understand and probably never will. Why would I invest precious time and energy into trying to hurt someone who has probably forgotten all the times spent with you and moved on with their lives?

It is my belief that in order for you to truly be able to move on with your life and to achieve any level of self-actualization you must have a clean slate. You should forgive all the ‘fools’ who have wronged you, apologize to all those you’ve offended (and those who think you’ve offended them). Then and only then can you really begin to focus on the most important person in your life; you.

This is why I’ve decided to do just that this week. Forgive the fools, and apologize to those I have wronged. This is by no means an easy task, but it is something that must be done.

If you’re one of those persons who I’ve offended leave me a comment here and I’ll give you a public apology.

Forgive The Past

This is not going to be a long post, just a quick word to the wise (if you read my words you must be wise…right?).

Make peace with the past, so it doesn’t ruin your present. I am a person who always insists on not stressing myself over past events as I’ve come to realize that burdening my thoughts with the happenings of the past leaves me with less space to be awesome and enjoy my present occurrences. Do you really want your time to be wasted on the persons/happenings of the past? Or do you instead want to move on, enjoy the present and make a better future?

I don’t know about you but the answer for me is clear. In the words of almost every small time Italian gangster on tv, “Forget about it”. The bad at least, don’t forget the lessons learnt, don’t forget the the persons who have let you down, forgive them though. Forgive your past. Make peace with your past. Don’t beat yourself up about what could have been. Focus instead on what will be, what you can be. Aim to be a better person from the lessons you’ve learnt, the hurt you’ve felt, the ‘friends’ you’ve lost.

For you to forgive the past is not going to be an easy issue. But it is something which can and should be done. in order to move on, this is something which you must do. Do it. TODAY. The year is almost ending so what better time to get a fresh start than now?