Forgiveness is no easy feat.
But we must employ it..for our own benefit - as well as for others.
However, forgiving someone for what we may have observed as a "wrong" to us, does not necessarily mean that they have to remain in our lives.
The lessons that we may need to learn from others may be found through the forgiveness following a hurt...and it simply may be time for us to bless those who hurt us on their way.
Love, for others or self, is no doormat. And we do not have to remain on the tracks when the train is coming.
So, as the new year approaches, let us make it imperative to not only forgive the hurt - but to forget it and move on....to "avoid discord with others...and discover harmony within" (Master Kan, "Kung Fu").
To fully forgive...
Just like the great Phil Collins song that pleads, "even if...even if...even if" those who hurt us - "don't love" us "anymore."
We must still love them and ourselves enough by respecting ourselves by moving on - and living happily. Not because "living well is the best revenge." But because "living well is the heatlhiest and happiest choice for the development of our souls and for the highest good of all those concerned.
Happy New Year, Everyone - and may Love and Light and Joy and Grace and Happiness and Prosperity and Forgiveness follow you all the days of your life!