Foregiving Yourself is a Gift to Yourself

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” ~ Lewis B. Smedes

You must take responsibility for your actions. If you’ve caused harm to others, make amends to them.  But, do not let your perceived failure keep you in bondage. We are all human, therefore far from perfect.

Forgiveness is not about changing the past. It’s about changing the future. You didn’t come here to perpetuate your past; to drag it along behind you like a mule. You’re here to use your past as a stepping stone to a better future.

Forgiveness is a priceless gift you give yourself.

If you look inside of your heart,
you can find forgiveness or at least the start
And from that place where you can forgive
is where Hope, and Love, also thrive and live.

And with each step that you try to take
and with that chance that your heart might break
Comes so much happiness, and so much strength
which alone can carry you a fantastic length.

Hate and anger will not get you there
and though you say that you just don’t care
You can EASILY avoid the pain on which hate feeds
…the kind of pain that no one needs
Just make the move, take the first stride
let go of the thing known as “Foolish Pride”

Maybe then you can start to repair the past
into something strong, that will mend, and last!
(c) Barry S. Maltese2000

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s