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Did you know that even the best of us make mistakes? Yes, all of us do for that is what makes us each human and each unique.

Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven, as in the r...

Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven, as in the reconciliation of Jacob and Esau in Genesis 33, after Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, illustration from a Bible card published by the Providence Lithograph Company (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When we do make mistakes what is the one thing that we each wish for? Yes, we each wish to be forgiven but to be forgiven we must each learn to forgive another.

Forgiveness is being able to let go of harm done. It is abandoning a sense of injured entitlement or tit-for-tat. Forgiveness releases us from resentment or bitterness and lets us reclaim our energy and sense of balance.

Sometimes we feel like we cannot forgive without guilt or conciliation on the part of the other person, but the power of forgiveness lies within us all, not in the actions or attitudes of others. Speaking our truth and taking steps to protect ourselves from future harm can help us to move on. The more we understand the person who has harmed us, their feelings, frailties and external pressures, the easier it is to forgive.

When someone does you wrong and does so by mistake or not think about how you would feel if it were you that made the mistake. Would you want to be forgiven? Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.

So to the good be good; to the not-good be also good, in order to make them all good.

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