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26 July 2015 @ 11:32 am
this journal is friends-only. though this journal is mostly old entries, i do keep it updated every now and again. it's a good place for me to vent and get out my thoughts. it's healthy. it's cathartic.

EDIT - Dec 12, 2015:

and i'd like to take the time to edit this original entry to just say that i've been thinking a lot about forgiveness lately. in fact, last night i had a vision dream pertaining to it. and leading up to this, the thought, and memory of a past incident, had consumed my thoughts all day at work. ...and i realized that this thing that has been eating away at me over the recent years, which i think has been much larger than i ever could have imagined, has to do with my interpersonal relationships. with those, there are always regrets. on either side. but if you cannot forgive them, or even forgive yourself, you will always be bound in chains. thus,....it is time. time to release and let go of the past. i have held on to a lot of anger toward various individuals for various reasons, most of them very good reasons. but reasons for anger should always be forgiven. so, i forgive. but i will not forget. forgiveness doesn't mean i should come down with a case of amnesia. but i want to release the anger and hatred i have kept inside. release it, and give it up to the universe. and now......i can start anew.   ....and to those that may know this could pertain to you, just know that you ARE forgiven. i release it all, and i wish you well.       .....sincerely.

"Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time-just like it does for you and me." - Sara Paddison

"Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." - Mark Twain

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King Jr.

"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." Ephesians 4:31-32

"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." - Matthew 6: 14-15

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