Why I Had to Go Further Than Forgiveness

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“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” 
― Mahatma GandhiAll Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

I forgive him.  But more than that, I wish him well.

Yes, really.

Anger and frustration have their place.  Feel all the feelings – but don’t stay stuck there.  Choose to move toward who you truly are:  an ecstatic, fun-loving, joy-filled person.  That’s what you are at your core.  So let the anger and frustration have their transient moment.  Then get on with your bad-ass self, loving life.

I cannot unring the bell that caused my anger and frustration.  I can, however, choose to turn my focus back to who I really am.  That me – she wants everyone to be happy, healthy, and fulfilled.  Yes, everyone.  Including him.  If for no other selfish reason than I feel better when I’m wishing him well than when I’m pissed off at his antics.

When I wish him well, I’m back in tune with the flow of who I really am.

Right where I want to be.

 

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