"I only forgive people for my own freedom of Mind and Spirit… However, I will say Without Hesitation, "(F$%#) 'EM"… LOL… No really… If you hurt me or someone I LOVE… You are Dog Doo to me… You only get to hurt me Once… I will never give you a chance to hurt me again… Just be on your Way…" ~ Bruce Blackburn
There's no rule that says we have to forgive anyone. We're just talking about what forgiveness is and what's available. And, it's dynamic. For example, we might forgive someone and then forget while anger and all the stuff that comes with it rushes back in. Forgiveness is a practice of choosing love. There's no toggle switch.
I want to be very clear here. This is absolute, regardless of how anyone might be managing the energy vibrations within themselves, for example, if I am emotionally charged with anger rather than compassion (remembering that people who are hurting are likely to hurt other people) about a bully or child molester, that means that I have the potential to be a bully or a child molester. When we look objectively, we see that our inclination to act out the behaviors is a matter of threshold and degree of expression. Most people will have difficulty accepting that about themselves even though they know deep down that it's true, especially when they've unknowingly publicly displayed their condition to the world.
Regardless of anyone's opinion about it, this is a fundamental truth and another way that we are transparent.
The good news is that as we become more aware of our condition, transparency and oneness, we will have more opportunities to be accountable for our well being, to heal and to forgive ourselves and each other. ♥