[This entry was written over a two day period, and is a continuation of Jay’s journal from 1997. As always, you can read what Jay thinks about this subject now in the Post Script. Happy reading! ~ Dawn]
Through interpretation we can find serenity, or peace. Realize that the things you are hurt or upset by only hurt or upset you because you are programmed to react this way, and you will realize how you are denying yourself your own happiness. And Happiness denied, even for an instant, is the most blasphemous thing you can do… whether you are an atheist or a devoted priest. Continue reading “Interpreting Forgiveness”
[This journal entry is from January 30, 2005. As always, Jay’s current thoughts about this entry are in the post script – Dawn]
Forgiveness is so very important. We seem to be creatures with an incredible capacity for hanging onto stuff that serves no one. Things we don’t even consciously remember being hurt by or pissed off about or jealous of are stored in the cells of our bodies and in the depths of our subconscious minds. It’s all poison, and it must be flushed out.
One thing I think I should mention at the outset here is that forgiveness, as far as the spiritual perspective is concerned, is a bunch of crap. There’s really no such thing. The idea of there being a “me” and a “you” that exist as two separate entities is a human-perspective-created fiction. Even if there was truly such a thing as a “me” that was somehow separate from “you”, “you” only do things to hurt “me” or piss “me” off because “I” asked “you” to backstage before the show. The fact that you take the time and effort to do them is something I should be thanking you for, not forgiving you. Alas, to gain that spiritual perspective we must transcend the human perspective. And forgiveness is a great tool for that.
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