What is forgiveness? And how do we practice it effortlessly?
My understanding of forgiveness is having the compassion and understanding to let go of feelings, thoughts of resentment, bitterness, and anger towards someone who we believe has wronged us.
Learning how to forgive has been a practice I've been learning for years now, and I think forgiving myself has been the hardest one.
I've come to realize that I find it challenging to forgive others easily because I don't forgive myself easily, therefore I don't find compassion towards my flaws and mistakes.
I always seek perfection in others and myself, and when that image is shattered, I hold anger or resentment.
I'm learning to see the human side of everyone, including myself, to see that we all have flaws but at the same time we all have beautiful traits, and that it's ok to make mistakes every now and then, because that's how we learn and grow.