There is something that has been bothering me for quite some time. In the instance of anger and wrongdoing, you will very often hear people (very learned people, even) say that when you cannot forgive the person who has done you wrong you still must if for no other reason than your own well-being.
I certainly agree. I have a big lump of resentment right now that I am trying to manage.
It usually resides somewhere in my gut but can, on occasion, rise up like a huge weight in my throat – yeah, it’s that kind of anger and disappointment.
I’m working through all of the necessary steps to forgive, let go and let live, etc. but my question is this – if your motivations are not for any other reason than because the stress is not good for you, knowing that dis-ease causes disease, is that truly forgiveness? It seems it would need to be more altruistic in its origin in order to truly meet the standard.