Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Choose forgiveness, not revenge

Admittedly, it's hard to look into the eyes of someone who has hurt you and say "I forgive you", and actually mean it. The natural human reaction to hurt is to strike back; but that's the easy route! Everyone is capable of that, how about you try forgiveness!
Forgiveness is not natural to us humans, it's alien nature - we've become imperfect beings. It is an attitude that we have to learn and deliberately cultivate. The flawed human nature is rooted in "an eye for an eye" and "a limb for a limb", which would leave us blind and incapacitated eventually.

Why should I forgive, I have been really hurt you know? You might be thinking. Let's consider some reasons, shall we?

I know a man with a hole in his heart...

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I know a man suffering from a very critical condition; he has a hole in his heart - a quite sizable one.
He has tried filling it with different things; they seem to fit, filling it up for a while, only to come off, sadly. And he suffers because of it, crying silently.

He tried hard work, thinking it would fill the hole in his heart. He worked hard and hard. He rose to the top of the ladder; he achieved immense success, fame and influence. Yet the hole wasn't filled. He suffered on...