A living being’s heart — be it a human or an animal is designed by nature in such a way, that it contains a wide variety of emotions. Among all of those emotions and feelings, the strongest is “love” and “care” for another being.
This leads to a connection, a bond between two hearts, which sometimes undergoes the process of “hurting” and “getting hurt”. The one who is on the receiving end i.e. getting hurt feels insurmountable pain and emotional agony. A majority of people after getting hurt to the core, think of avenging.
The most popular belief is to hurt someone in the same way as they hurt you. But how to obtain a path of forgiveness and really forgive someone, for doing the unthinkable. Well, this article focuses on the few reasons — Why you should forgive someone who has hurt you to the core.
Since Karma is an endless knot of a mortal’s deeds, whatever goes around will eventually come around. Every action which has a bad intent incorporated to it will lead to lethal consequences.
Karma is only in space time and causality. Your real self resides non-locally. — Deepak Chopra
Summing up, a heart which hurts another heart will receive punishment in the same fashion. Therefore, many believe in the mystical power of Karma.
2. Psychological Health:
The more someone invests his time in seeking “revenge”, the more possibility is that he is going to deteriorate his psychological health.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. — Mahatma Gandhi
Forgiveness heals a wounded heart and helps in undertaking the path to positivity. Sometimes, letting go can mend what’s broken inside. All you need to do is to forgive, even if seems hard to do so. Remember when nothing works, the art of forgiving will help you grow.
3. Inevitable Bridge:
According to an old expression, forgiveness is a “bridge”, which every soul has to cross someday. If you want that “bridge” to remain intact on the day of crossing it, learn how to forgive.
Forgiveness isn’t just the absence of anger. I think it’s also the presence of self-love, when you actually begin to value yourself. — Tara Westover
Once you marvel the art of forgiving. You’ll be free from the mental turmoil, which makes you think of yourself as a victim, someone to pity.
4. To find Happiness and Peace:
After getting hurt, the process of self-healing, redesigning, reclaiming and reinventing oneself is always a pleasant and peaceful experience. It connects a mortal with its core.
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. — August Wilson
Forgiveness makes the core burden-free. Making it possible to achieve true happiness and peace, after undergoing psychological and emotional resurrection. It’s easier said than done. But if a creature wants a peaceful soul to exist inside them, forgiveness is the only path to achieve it.
5. To receive a Chance:
No mortal creature — be it living or dead is “sin” free. Therefore, forgiveness is the only way by which a creature acquires themselves a chance to be forgiven, from the sins they’ve committed.
Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning. — Desmond Tutu
Nothing of this may make any sense to you today, especially if your wounds are fresh. But over, the course of time, you will realise how important it is to make peace within. Hence by forgiving someone, you will help yourself to break free from the clutches of ego-driven society.