Question: “Can love forgive everything? Ill-treatment, deceit, lies, infidelity …”
Love and compassion can conquer anything. Love is natural. Hate is artificial. When we are born, we automatically love our parents. As children, we love the other kids that play with us. We don’t judge or discriminate against their color, race, or religion. It is only as we grow older and society feeds us hate food and unfortunately shapes us to hate against certain groups of people and to think like this or that. We are manipulated according to our environment, sometimes good, sometimes bad. But it causes us to lose sight of what is truly beautiful and good in the world.
If humanity were to see everyone else as just human beings, that bleed the same red blood and cry the same salty tears, instead of people that are black, white, asian, christian, muslim, jewish, buddhist, gay, straight, young, old, etc – imagine how much more peaceful the world would be? If we weren’t separated by all these “differences” and “titles” and just looked at with equality, the world wouldn’t be killing itself in a constant war of who’s right and who’s wrong.
Forgiveness is not weakness. It is not an act giving in or being the “bigger person.” Forgiveness is not for others. It is for ourselves. Forgiveness means freedom. Freedom from the torment and negativity that was caused. If we were to simply accept and move on from something that caused us to suffer, instead of constantly dwelling on it, don’t you think we would feel freer and happier? I think so. Forgiveness is accepting love into your life and spreading for others to share. We can’t change people because we simply want them too. They have to want to change themselves. So we live peacefully and compassionately. Then others will see the peace that you have and wish for it, and then they too will try to live peacefully and compassionately.
Smile and be well!