FORGIVENESS BY LETTING GO!
Constantly we need to remind ourselves that love is the only reality there is. Anything we perceive that does not MIRROR love is a misperception. Forgiveness by letting go, then, becomes the means for correcting our MISPERCEPTIONS; this allows us to understand how love is important. How loving another human being with the entire concept of the self becomes important.
When I internalise malice acts , I allow my mind to be fed by fear and I become imprisoned by these distortions. Embracing the other person into our minds will correct the misperception that we are separate from each other, and will allow us to experience a sense of unity with the other person.
Letting go and forgiving, does not mean, putting up with or tolerating behaviour in another person that is harmful to us. It means correcting MY misperception (that the other person has harmed me.) It means I include their shadow into my life with love until they are able to release their shadow or come to terms with it. The unforgiving mind rigidly sees the past and future as the same and is resistant to change. It does not want the future to be different from the past. The unforgiving mind sees itself as right and BLAMES others for the feeling of pain inside his or her self.
This mind thrives on conflict and will run from the responsibility of life itself, that includes FORGIVENESS and attention to the inner feelings that are stimulated by the malice's of others.
(Forgiveness is the key to happiness) lesson from the course in miracles.