“Forgiveness is about letting someone off the hook for doing whatever he did, which automatically lets us off the hook. This illustrates the teaching that it is only when we forgive others that our mistakes are forgiven and we are released from our karmic debt. When something angers us, we must recognize that it was bound to happen, because its cause lies in our subconscious. If one particular person had not done the deed, then someone else would have had to fit into that position and do the same thing to fulfill our karma. If we stole from someone, we will be stolen from. There is always a perfect karmic fit.
More than likely, everyone has done something they regret and choose to avoid doing again. We could mourn our past forever, but this is not the point of our being here in these bodies. By focusing on past losses and mistakes instead of enjoying the blessings in this moment, we cheat ourselves out of the God-given gift of supreme pleasure that comes when we immerse ourselves in the freedom of self-expression that comes with love. Forgiveness is the key to liberation.”
Terry Cole-Whittaker, in “Live Your Bliss”
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