Forgiveness, Forgiveness and Forgiveness

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The Descent of Light or illumination is needed for transformation


A Sonnet


The age-old call of the inner psyche:

Forgiveness, forgiveness and forgiveness!

How I need this rose so desperately!

My lamentations are copious, hopeless …

As I continue, a distant echo,

Persistently indulging in sorrows.

Go not away, leaving me in darkness.

Stay! This pain is weeping with heaviness.

Forgive, even just once, this knotted Heart;

Make radiant this fragile inner child,

Cleansing impediments of millennia.

Casting Your moonbeams on this sentient Soul,

Let me blossom, spreading my vastness,

Like an eagle, flying on the Wings of Infinity.

_Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 29th October, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~



"Without God's forgiveness, my life is an endless desert." _ Sri Chinmoy

Tagore's forgiveness song

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MarleneB 3 months ago from Northern California, USA

Lovely poem. Forgiveness is the easiest thing for me to do. It keeps my heart and mind at rest and that makes my life peaceful.

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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

You're blessed, Marlene, and very quick too. Seems like your silent and restful sojourn is helping you. Let us give thanks and praise. Much Love.

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shanmarie 3 months ago from Texas

This is beautiful. We all need forgiveness because we are all so human. For me, the hardest thing sometimes is forgiving myself. I can't hold grudges against others even if I want to. But I can't make others offer me the same kind of forgiveness and reconciliation whenever I screw up. Sometimes I think it would be easier if I developed the same kind of ease others have to just be done with people when they're done with me and not think of them again. To me, that feels more like hardening my heart into someone I don't really want to be, though. There's a balance somewhere between and eventually time heals all well enough that the balance is struck and there's no hardness or bitterness, no resentment, just a memory. I do believe that when two people truly have a bond of family or friendship. . .a real bond. . .it doesn't sever because growth and change happens together and both allow the other to experience their ups and downs and their growth and change. When it doesn't work out that way and I care deeply about someone or they impacted me somehow in a good way, I find it very hard to forgive myself for things I might have done wrong. A few months ago, I wrote this:

I used to think maybe

I was the problem

But now I can clearly see

If you no longer like me

Then that is your problem

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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

I relate to what you're saying shanmarie. It is a difficult one. Sometimes friends don't come back though. They feel that they have learnt whatever they have to learn and more on. So while we are holding on to them, they let go.

Some, that is. There can be a whole range of chemistry, philosophy and insecurity involved too.

While I like what you say , Yoga philosophy expects the change from us not them. So all this means is that we ourselves are not strong enough to move on; our mirror is not sufficiently clean. I hope that this does not sound harder than its intended too, but they say that this Earth is a mirror and can only reflect what we ourselves are.

Here am not saying that the problem is not there in others, but the Yogi sees it , not as suffering or pain, but simply another experience of the Soul ... something that God is having in and through us.

But yes, I know that while this is a lofty explanation, circumstances will indeed sadden us. Only because we are still being shaped; have not yet become a cauldron of Love, burning the Light of beauty from within.

True, they are not our problem but God's. Much Love, my Dear Friend. Have a great Saturday. Om Shanti!

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billybuc 3 months ago from Olympia, WA

This is a tough one for most of us humans, is it not? Here is where the human frailty really comes to light, and it is a rare man who can truly forgive a slight done to him. Still, we must try!

blessings, my friend

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shanmarie 3 months ago from Texas

No, manatita, that does not sound harsh. It makes perfect sense from that perspective. There is definitely truth in your words. However, I am not speaking about that kind of change within when I wrote that. It was more about self-confidence to accept the changes in others. Because, to me, if love is really love, there is no deliberate ending of a relationship. Things change and people drift apart, but that happens naturally as a part of life. Although perhaps not as often as it used to before the technological age. Or maybe it just happens differently. . I'm off on a tangent. LOL. Have a good weekend.

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always exploring 3 months ago from Southern Illinois

It is becoming easier for me to forgive others because I finally learned to forgive myself. I credit that to my many friends in Hubland and me growing spiritually. I had a keen desire to go to church, but had no idea where. One day I received a pamphlet with a picture of a beautiful 200 year old church in the country. The pastor complimented me on my move to a new home and invited me to join them. I did and felt like I had found my place of worship. Your poetry is beautiful and touching!

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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Yes, Bill.

I agree totally. We are all frail, and that includes me, my dear Friend.Have a great weekend.

shanmarie, I'm actually quite pleased to hear from you and you do make valid points. I actually covered the self-confidence thing. It is a big one. I called it 'insecurity.'

Yes, Love is 'free and is not bound. You already know this, I'm sure. So nice to hear from you!

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annart 3 months ago from SW England

Forgiving can be really difficult, depending on how much pain we've received and how much it has affected loved ones. I am better at it than I used to be!

Lovely poem as always.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

What a sincere answer. It really is a part of ALL struggle. I suppose if I think deeply, I can still let go of some stuff. Thank you so much, my Dear Ann. Have a great day!

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Michael-Milec 3 months ago

Powerful. Words of poem touching a soul, cutting through a spirit. Forgiveness cleanses a soul, elevates spirit into freedom of divinely experience. Master of the universe said "For if you forgive men their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you." Knowing this I forgive easily, quickly and 'selfishly': For my benevolence sake. Healthiness, heappines and a peace which passes all understanding are mine. Our forgiveness dishearten our fellowman desire to 'sin' against us.Thus forgiving becomes powerful manner in spreading serenity and harmony at every level of social aspiration. Amen.

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Vellur 3 months ago from Dubai

Forgiving is the best way to lighten the soul and move on feeling lighter. Great write.

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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author


Very nice ideas. I commend you for them, Much Love.

Vellur, so true. Appreciated.

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cam8510 3 months ago from Colorado Springs, CO until the end of March

This is the most necessary ingredient for a healthy emotional life. I don't know where I'd be without to capacity to forgive myself.

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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

To Cam,

Indeed, my Brother, indeed!! Thanks a lot!

Thanks Norine. Appreciated.

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MsDora 3 months ago from The Caribbean

What beautiful poetry with a beautiful message on forgiveness: it cleanses us and allows us to blossom, even to soar. We shouldn't go home without it.

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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Dee. A key topic for sure! Much Love.


I thank you. Regards.

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Dana Tate 3 months ago from LOS ANGELES

Forgiving is like realizing you had the keys all along to release yourself from prison. Beautiful work Manatita44.

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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

And what a sweet way to put this, Dana. Much Love.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Most inspirational. Forgiving is lifting a burden from your soul.

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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Yes. Yes indeed! You understand. Much Love.

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bravewarrior 3 months ago from Central Florida

Beautiful, Manatita. To forgive is to cleanse.

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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Indeed, my Sweet. Loving thoughts.

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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Written 11th November. In retrospect.

Thanks Ruby,

To respond in such a way to my Hub is an example of inner strength. Your sweet America has also looked upwards, inwards ...

So who does not make mistake? I'm so happy that you have found a decent church, and you have touched slightly on what I always say: A search or longing for meaning is necessary; an inner cry or longing without which nothing can be accomplished. Our Lord called it 'seeking' and 'knocking.'

It is not by chance that you are one of my good Friends and I also wish you guys a great result on Tuesday, according to His Will. You may wish to relate to Marlene more. She seems to be similar, I think, and a beautiful Soul. Much Peace.

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