Revenge…best not served at all

The mind and its fragile ego convince us of the need to take revenge for a perceived wrongdoing of another.

The mind goes into overdrive, as its ego switches between victim and punisher and concocts various schemes of how to get someone back for what they did.

The reality is, they did nothing in the first place. We did it to ourselves by choosing to allow the actions of another bother us within in the first place. If we accept internally others for what they are and for what they do, then we do not inflict inner pain upon ourselves. We are at peace with what they do or say.

Now, that does not stop us offering a different opinion outwardly, or choosing to move on or walk away from that person. But what we do is forgive them instantly by accepting them always for what they are. Then there is no suffering, and no need to exact revenge.

Revenge only leads to more suffering, and the suffering will be within us. All things are a matter of choice and how we react and choose to react has its consequences always.

It’s a choice to let go, to surrender to what is, to allow others to be and to simply move-on. There is no action to take and the consequences will be inner peace for us.

If we forgive

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.