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In this Walking in Consciousness talk we discuss the Nature of Forgiveness: Can we personify? and be forgiven? Does forgiveness really exist?
Living with compassion allows us to see the world from a different perspective, one where the traditional dualities of good and evil, right and wrong, blur into a spectrum of human experience. It is precisely this vision that leads us to rethink concepts as deeply rooted in our culture as forgiveness.
Does forgiveness really exist?
As we delve deeper into understanding from compassion, a shocking revelation emerges: in reality, there may be no such thing as forgiveness. Why? Because forgiveness presupposes that someone has done something wrong to us and that we need to free ourselves from that resentment. However, if we see people acting with the tools and understanding they have at the time, is there anything to really forgive?
Neutrality of Experiences
A fundamental concept in this path of consciousness is that events, situations and actions are, in essence, neutral. It is we, with our interpretation and perception, who give them a connotation, either positive or negative. This idea revolutionizes the way we see the world and our interactions with others.
If we take a step back and look at situations without judgment, we realize that people do not “do” good or bad things to us. They simply act according to their level of awareness, understanding and the emotional, psychological and spiritual tools they have.
Walking Consciousness: A Dialogue on Forgiveness
In the talk “Walking Consciousness”, this delicate and profound topic of forgiveness is addressed. Vital aspects are discussed such as the true nature of forgiveness, how we can practice the authentic act of forgiveness and how to view life from a neutral approach, without labels of right or wrong.
Forgiveness is an act that not only benefits the one who receives forgiveness, but mainly the one who grants it. But how can we genuinely forgive, especially when the pain seems too great? The answer can be found in compassion. In this article, we will explore how compassion can be the most powerful tool to achieve true forgiveness.
What is Compassion?
Compassion is a quality that allows us to connect with the suffering of another being and to desire to alleviate that pain. It is a deep understanding that we are all human, we all make mistakes and we are all on a constant journey of learning.
Compassion as a Bridge to Forgiveness
1. Deep understanding: To forgive from compassion, we must first understand that each person acts according to his or her level of consciousness and the emotional tools he or she possesses. When we understand that no one hurts us for the sake of it, but that they do it from their own wounds and limitations, forgiveness becomes easier.
2. Empathy: Empathy leads us to put ourselves in the other person’s shoes, to feel what they feel and to understand their motivations. When we are empathetic, it is easier to release resentments.
3. Self-compassion: Before we can forgive others, we must learn to forgive ourselves. Recognizing our own mistakes and treating ourselves with affection is essential in this process.
Benefits of Forgiving from Compassion
Emotional health: Freeing ourselves from grudges and resentments allows us to live with greater peace and harmony.
Healthier relationships: By practicing forgiveness, we strengthen our emotional bonds and build relationships based on trust and mutual understanding.
3. Personal growth: Forgiveness offers us an opportunity for learning and growth, allowing us to move forward in our personal journey.
Does forgiveness really exist?
Forgiveness is a deeply rooted concept in our society. We are taught to seek it, bestow it and receive it as a form of healing and redemption. However, if we delve deeper into the roots of forgiveness, we find that it is based on the notion of guilt. And, is guilt really objective? In this article, we will challenge the traditional idea of forgiveness, exploring the subjectivity of guilt and questioning the duality of good and evil.
Guilt: A Subjective Feeling
Guilt is an emotion that arises when we feel we have done something “bad” or “wrong”. But what defines what is bad or wrong? These notions, for the most part, stem from social norms, education, culture and personal beliefs. What may be unacceptable in one culture may be perfectly normal in another. Thus, guilt is highly subjective and varies according to the individual and his or her context.
Good and Evil: Do they really exist?
The duality of good and evil has been a subject of debate for centuries. Philosophers, theologians and thinkers have reflected on these notions in an attempt to define them absolutely. However, what is beneficial or “good” for one person may be detrimental or “bad” for another. This relativity calls into question the existence of an objective right and wrong.
Forgiveness: An Obsolete Concept?
If we accept that guilt is subjective and that right and wrong are relative concepts, the idea of forgiveness as we know it begins to falter. Are we really “forgiving” if the very basis of guilt is at stake? Would it not be more appropriate to speak of understanding and acceptance rather than forgiveness?
Towards a New Perspective
Instead of seeking forgiveness, we could strive for understanding and acceptance. Understand that each person acts according to his or her own beliefs and perceptions, and accept that those perceptions may differ from our own. This approach allows us to free ourselves from the heavy burden of guilt and judgment, and leads to more authentic and understanding relationships.
Life, seen from compassion, gives us the freedom to free ourselves from resentment and judgment. It allows us to understand that each person is doing the best they can with what they have. This perspective not only leads us to a state of peace and harmony with ourselves and with others, but it also encourages us to be more understanding, loving and, above all, conscious. So, rather than seeking to forgive, let us seek to understand. And perhaps, in that understanding, we will discover that there is nothing to forgive.
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