This is exactly the essence of forgiveness: Letting go.
Negativity, hatred, anger, resentment, regret (anything else I forgot?). These are all chains that bind and taint the heart. Let them go. They serve no one and nothing. They do not right wrongs. They only add to misery - your own.
Holding onto hatred, anger, resentment, regret is like saying, "You wronged me, so I'm going to get back at you by drinking this poison." The poison hurts only the one who drinks it.
Thank you deacon.
Have a wonderful holiday.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
- Alan Watts
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