The way in which you treat others says infinitely more about yourself than it does others. Humans are hardwired to make mistakes, it is what proves our feeble human nature.
Because of our innate ability to be imperfect, we often end up hurting, attacking and misunderstanding one another. When in reality we all need to accept the humanity of our human nature. No one is perfect and no one individual can expect perfection from another.
Rather, the repentance for wrongdoings and the injustices of the past is what should really be focused on because truly… life is just too short.
And despite how evident our own mortality has become we still find ourselves clutching onto righteous anger, and holding grudges close to our chest, so much so that it becomes a part of our identity. And in holding all these negative emotions in our clenched fists, fueled by our righteous fury, we automatically reject the embrace of harmony and contentment.
It is important to always learn to forgive another for their transgressions and to forgive yourself for feeling all those negative emotions.
As justified as those feelings may be, and they are, it does not benefit you in any way and has almost always proven to be holding you back.
Once you truly let go of those prolonged negatives, you are wholeheartedly welcomed into the loving embrace of contentment and tranquility, and is this not what we all seek?
Written by Raeesa Samuels