The most powerful state of mind you can develop. The most beautiful state of mind that can nourish you to a free heart, is the one that accepts the truth of pain. That truth is the type of forgiveness that accepts itself and you.
“I don’t need to forgive you because I will not accept what you did.”
Grow into that and feel the freedom that comes with it. It takes time, it takes wisdom. Mostly, it takes courage to get away from everything else you’ve heard about forgiveness. But in that one small statement is forgiveness that allows each person to grow.