Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
and what should you do when people you trust break your trust, stamp on it with cloven feet. anger and pain are the first emotions to arise and the anger does not subside easily…and accompanying the anger are the twin questions of how could he/she and why did he/she..
and i might find the answer to that. or i might not. and maybe the actions or not comprehensible to my value systems. but the fact is that what happened, happened. and do i burden myself with weight of my failed expectations and regret? should i weigh myself down due to someone else’s failure to act with honesty and integrity. why they did what they did is up to them.
it is for me to move forward and free myself of these embers which are burning a hole in my soul. and so do i say to myself and thee – i forgive you. it is easy to say and inhumanly difficult to do. especially for me since i have always found it difficult to let go, of the negative as well as the positive. but nothing happens without a reason. and it is for me to pick up the lessons that a benevolent universe is sending my way. and look forward to light.
don’t they say that to err is human, but to forgive divine? well, it’s not everyone who gets an opportunity to be god.
but remember too.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin (1973) “Personal Conduct”