Yes, I have come to learn that forgiveness is for our own sake and not because the perpetrator deserves our forgiveness. It is simply not worth losing our peace and health over what others have done to us, and the best thing we can do is to keep a safe distance from them as long as they remain in a position or mindset that is hurtful to others. I also came across this quote of a similar nature – here’s sharing below.
Yes, when someone is nasty or treats you poorly, it actually says nothing about you and a lot about them because they are projecting their wounded self onto other people. You are not defined by what they say or how they treat you, but you are defined by your true intrinsic worth and value as a human being and a beloved child of God/Universe/Divine Love.
“Your light is seen, your heart is known, your soul is cherished by more people than you might imagine. If you knew how many others have been touched in wonderful ways by you, you would be astonished. If you knew how many people feel so much for you, you would be shocked. You are far more wonderful than you think you are. Rest with that. Rest easy with that. Breathe again. You are doing fine. More than fine. Better than fine. You’re doin’ great. So relax. And love yourself today.”
~ Neale Donald Walsch
- a prayer (urdamage.wordpress.com)
- Neale Donald Walsch, Author of “Conversations With God,” Reveals His Predictions for the Coming Years in His New Book, “The Storm Before The Calm” (prweb.com)
- A Quotation About God From Neale Donald Walsch (renardmoreau.wordpress.com)
- I Forgive for my own sake…… (miraculousendeavors.org)
- No condition is “good” or “bad” (motivationunlimited.wordpress.com)