Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
When I am angry or upset with someone, it does not affect them half so much as it affects me. Strangely, I carry these things around because part of me feels more in control when I am angry. But I know that when I am angry or hold a grudge or resentment, it wears away at my serenity. I found that the moment I surrender this illusion of control by forgiving and accepting, I am free.
A meditation for May 11, 2013.
Forgiveness – Matthew West