"Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.”
excerpt: "We have all betrayed and hurt others, just as we have knowingly or unknowingly been harmed by them. It is inevitable in this human realm. Sometimes our betrayals are small, sometimes terrible. Extending and receiving forgiveness is essential for redemption from our past. To forgive does not mean we condone the misdeeds of another. We can dedicate ourselves to make sure they never happen again. But without forgiveness the world can never be released from the sorrows of the past. Someone quipped, “Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.” Forgiveness is a way to move on."
for the entire article click here: The Practice of Forgiveness by Jack Kornfield
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Sunny is a friend's new adopted kitty.
He, and his sibling Moon, have taken over her zafu cushion.