How do we decide to forgive or not forgive?
Teddy Herzog in response to Inspiration Unpacked: Healing from the Inside Out:
I think that to not forgive is a choice. And that to forgive is also a choice. But there is work associated with it, often, beyond to words of “I forgive you”. Sometimes there is deep emotional work. I like to say that almost always upset occurs in the past. That is to say that my upset with you today is often a trigger of an earlier wound that you have triggered me to remember. So, the forgiveness that I may have with you is going to require that I additionally—at the same time—do the work on the earlier original piece of forgiveness.
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