It’s strange that we only look at wealth, and conversely poverty, in terms of money.
Why do we never measure or chase a wealth of love, a wealth of kindness, a wealth of joy, a wealth of peace, a wealth of consciousness? If you had a wealth of those things, then there would be no need to measure ourselves against each other, we’d realise we are all the same no matter what.
Why do we not reach out to people suffering from a poverty of kindness, love, joy, peace and so on? Why do we not fill our schools with learning about real wealth, instead of preparing people to earn money?
Funny how human society measures itself. The fact that we need to compare at all is strange.
If we forgive the pain has gone, we do not need to carry it. Whatever happened, it happened, and the moment we accept it and move forward with forgiveness is the moment the pain will go too. The moment and the event has gone, and is in the past. Now is all that matters.
It allows closure, we choose, we allow ourselves to let go, to be free of the mind and its desire for retribution. The ego wants revenge, the soul wants peace.
Acceptance and forgiveness go hand in hand with inner peace, healing and joy. We may not be happy about what happened, however, even if the surface of the water is turbulent, the bottom of the sea is always calm.
That is the same with us when we forgive, we are the calm of the deep ocean, when we fight and allow hate, revenge, anger and other emotions to come, then we become turbulent like a sea in a storm. We can be unhappy but still be at peace with it, only when we let go.
Forgiveness is not easy, but it is better than a lifetime of pain and hate for something we can never change.