Forgiveness is a practice thats easier said than done. They say that forgiveness means letting go and rising above. It isnt about the other person, its about you. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. You blame someone, yell at someone or get involved in a heated argument where you maybe right but still you get hurt. Thats because defending yourself and having the intention to give it back to them gives out negative energy which you get back in return.
Every harsh word is bound to trigger feelings of anger, shame and pain. But blaming them doesnt actually help us in any way. The truth is that no one is responsible for your emotions but you. Yes, good words make us smile and harsh words hurt us but thats because we are always drawing our energy from the good words and we all give away all our energy to the bad words.
We like it when people praise us and then we draw energy from that. However this energy exchange is short lived and soon we are energy hungry again. Now, if someone lashes out at us or criticises us, we unknowingly start giving away our energy by feeling and expressing anger.
The true knowledge lies in understanding the fact that unless we are filling up from the source, we are always going to be energy hungry. In such a state we then take the help of external sources to fill up.
The source has unlimited supply of loving energy. We can always fill up our vessels from this vast ocean of love and also release all toxic feelings into it. The beauty here is that when we release our negative feelings into the source, we are automatically replenished with loving energy.
But when we shout, scream and argue we give away all our energy and end up feeling depleted and even worse. Forgiveness is this realisation that we should always fill up from the source and also empty into it.