On the other hand to "forgive" means to let it go and stop dwelling on it. In other words you've decided to "move on".
It doesn't mean you throw away a valuable lesson you learned about the person or situation. In fact you never have to associate with them again. Forgiveness is a decision you make that you're going to (focus) on other things and not let this occupy your mind anymore.
The opposite of love is not hate. It's indifference. When you get to a point where you feel nothing one way or the other and there are no attached emotions when you cross paths then you have truly moved on.
Oddly enough "letting go" often bothers the other person.
Forgiveness clears the mind. The strange truth about the mind is, we are only disturbed by our own thoughts. If you drop all thoughts, where is the disturbance? It does not exist. We are always free of others and the world. Whatever others do only exists in the thought realm...... if nothing physical has happened. So when we dismiss the thought of them or whatever they appeared to do, freedom is already there. That is the ultimate lesson on freedom. That said, we don't have to keep associating with a troubled person. Even though we can shut anybody down by removing thoughts, we have to look at their intentions and decide if they are worth wasting our time and life with them. LOL.
If you forgive you can move on without a doubt of evil feelings and you are able to let go of the bad experiences.Avoid holding on to the past you will ruin your present life. Get rid of bad stuff.
Well actually you dont have to forgive. its a choice that you make. Forgiving is important cause it brings peace and content. Furthermore on this act or principle we have hope and can reconcile with each other. So even if let say there is no God but we still forgive each other. a certain it would be helpfull in all ways even as we see today.
No one has to forgive but it is probably best to purge the negativity from your system and move on. Think of it this way - if you hold onto the hurt and keep revisiting it then by emotional association they are hurting you over and over again.
By releasing that you are saying "I forgive you and I forbid you from hurting me any more."
Because of my children I have forgiven my ex, moved forward with my life and honey, let me tell you... I am so much better off for it! In hindsight, forgiveness is a blessing and releasing my ex was the BEST 180 pounds I've ever lost.
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