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The Power of Forgiveness


Sometimes when someone hurts us the first thought that comes to mind is 'I want revenge'.It's not uncommon and perfectly normal for any human to think like that....But the very moment you think of revenge,you welcome negativity to rule your mind.Maybe you will have your revenge,but  meanwhile you will lose peace and health.When someone hurts an animal,the animal reacts immediately.If you being a human with stronger ability to think and analyze things will do the same...then there's no difference.So to be a better human one needs to learn how to forgive.


To forgive the first thing we need to do is forget.Just forget whatever happened or whoever did something wrong with you.It needs immense inner strength to achieve that.In my case I never care if the other person will think I am weak or anything...the very moment someone does something wrong to me I stop thinking about that person and stop discussing about them...that helps me stay out of the unnecessary negative thoughts.In other words I forget and never try to take revenge.From where such strength comes?It comes from within me....If I am quite sure that I never thought or did anything wrong to that person,then I just let it go....I am a great believer of time and as time passes the one who did wrong will regret. :D


Read this somewhere
"Allow your powerful mind to create the reality that Forgiveness is completely in your control and is one of the easiest thing  you can do to learn from past,live wisely in the future and  activate your well-being today."

Allow your mind to be free of negative thoughts.Look at the positive aspect of every thing that happens.There's always something positive but we just ignore it and think about the negatives.Stop doing that and create your own beautiful world,a world full of positivity. 


"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness" ~ Josh Billings
"The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart - far more damaging to yourself than to them." ~ Lawana Blackwell

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Abhisek Panda
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He loves challenging the concepts of others & that invariably leads him to create his own ideas and to pioneer new lines of thought.He Writes about Film,Art,Poetry,Stories and Personal views on things that matter.A Filmmaker,a Photographer,a CG Artist,a writer and Blogger.Music and Book Lover, curious about web design and development.He is the founder of "WE HAVE A STORY" and many other blogs and websites.

22 comments so far..What are your thoughts?

  1. Abhisek..this is such a strong subject and a very difficult one for most people.

    As you say, if you know your own centre and realize it is not about you..then you can choose to not engage in the action that causes us to be so hurt or angry that we cannot forgive. Only then can we have compassion for the one lashing out from their own hurt and pain.

    There is such Strength and Freedom in forgiveness...

    Thank you...

  2. Nice read :) Yet I believe in an English proverb which says forgive the enemy not his name.. :)

  3. You know what they say: not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and waiting for the rat to die.

  4. @Ravenmyth Thanks for stopping by and leaving your views.

    @Rachit That's exactly what I meant when I said remember the positive aspects of what happened now know whom to avoid...isn't it?

    @Debra I 100% agree with you.

  5. Hi Abhisek! --

    I agree with you it is best to not be around people who are hurtful and stop dwelling on them. This is my most recent learning curve about forgiveness.

    I used to think I had to forgive them and then be "friends" with them. But, there are so many people in the world, there's no reason to hang around with ones who tend to cause me pain OR spend much time thinking or talking about them.

    That's a new interpretation of "forgive & forget" for me ;-)

  6. I love Debra's comment - so true. I've seen families fall apart because just one member misunderstood a comment. It's so sad!

  7. hhhmmm Abhshek Bhai,
    its a general feeling and saying that as a human its just not easy to simply forgive n forget, but what i say is "it doesn't matter whether someone deserve forgiveness from you or not, but what matters is we want to be free from that grudge which will turn into a tumour in the long run and we deserve to keep ourself free from those tumour"

  8. Why is it so easy to spell and to preach and yet be so difficult to realize?

    I take away my pride and ask God to give me the grace to be forgiving... and at the same time to be strong in asking for forgiveness...

  9. I agree with so much of what you wrote. I have taken people out of my life that just brought pain or negativity. Life is too precious to let negative people occupy it. Good advice Abhisek !!!

  10. The only way to move on is to forgive. Harboring a grudge, keeping anger never letting go ONLY hurts you. It doesn't hurt the person you're angry at.

    Anger and hatred takes a piece of your soul, a piece of your heart each day you don't let go.

    Let go and feel the peace surround your soul.

    Be happy! Be Well! Be Positive!
    Blessings to you.

  11. This one is really hard, but beautiful, Forgive is related to cure diseases according to researchers, however is really difficult forgiving someone who hurt ourselves. Great entry, thanks for sharing. I promoted on Facebook

  12. The power of forgiveness is so wonderful. It feels like the weigh of the world is lifted from your shoulders.

  13. An important and difficult subject matter. This is an issue that challenges many that are taught it. Forgiveness is completely letting go of the past, its pain, all its negative emotions. To forgive you have to be in the here and now - where this event is no longer occurring.

  14. The moment you forget the slight it is easier to move on or else you always give the person who has hurt the power to control you. And revenge gets us nowhere. Very insightful post Abhisek

  15. "Forgiveness is the noblest revenge", but how many of us are noble enough to do it? Not many, and it's nice to know that you are capable of such a grand gesture. Great attitude and lovely post Aabhisek.

  16. You hit it right on the head, it is very clear about negativity. It also lines up with two wrongs, don't make a right. I invite you to share your work with us at:

  17. True indeed. Sometimes it's easier said than done though.

  18. Forgiving in many cases a hard thing to do. some times its just easier to 'forget it'

  19. very true. forgiveness is very powerful, but sometime its really hard to forgive

  20. We are consumed with anger & hatred when we do not forgive.This diverts us from positive fruitful actions which will help us to evolve.Vengeance hurts us more than it hurts the perpetrator.Therefore it is in our own interest to adopt "Forgiveness for wellness"

  21. My brother,
    Forgiveness is a form of humility. Some people see humility as a weakness, but it takes great strength of steel to be humble.
    Thanks for sharing.

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