Law of forgiveness

Tiffany Brar
Posted October 22, 2019 from India

I was jsut interviewing one of my blind student for admission. I would like to share about one of the particular part of our conversation.

Me:  what do you think is the best of you and in your life?

Student: I just follow only one simple law. Yes, I follow the law of forgiveness.

I was seriously impressed by her answer. She just turned 15, her answers were really impressing and motivating.

 In turn she asked me a question saying “Do you know this law of forgiveness never fails?

She elaborated her experience.

At times when my fellow people do apologise to me a small ego thought flash in my mind saying that “why should I forgive them, instead of punishing them?”

Some inner concern used to say me that “my mom forgives me when I was mischievous and corrected me in the right path”. My teachers guided me when I did mistakes and they also forgave me in so many incidents. Then why should not I reciprocate the same to others.

She continued saying that the act of forgiving others is something like that lightens my mind and gives me to walk in the way of my life with more courage and happiness. I have experienced in my life where some people whom I trusted offended me. Some did knowingly and some did it unknowingly.

Through my experience and knowledge I found that the easiest way to handle those people and situation is to “FORGIVE” them. In that case I can maintain a smooth relationship with all the people. That is how I developed the law of forgiveness in my life.

Yes, she is right.

Forgiving not only makes our life more peaceful but also adds grace and smoothness in maintaining relationships with others.

Forgiving  is not an act of weakness or loss. I understood from my conversation with my student that it is an act of strengthening.

Forgiving others is adding more blessings into our life.                                                    

 

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Tamarack Verrall
Oct 22
Oct 22

Dear Tiffany,
I love that you learned this from a student of yours, that you tie not forgiving to ego, and that you so poetically sum your thoughts on forgiveness with that this "adds grace and smoothness in maintaining relationships with others". Such a good reminder when we can be hurt and angry at the treatment by others.

maeann
Oct 22
Oct 22

Helo Tiffany,

Forgiveness brings peace and love.
It's the hardest thing to do but the biggest way to be free!!!

Tarke Edith
Oct 22
Oct 22

Dear Tiffany
Thanks for sharing that great act of your student .
Yes indeed sister forgiveness not only make our lives more peaceful but add Grace to our relationship with one another .
Have a bless day dear.

Princesse MUHINDO
Oct 22
Oct 22

Bonjour Tiffany,
Le pardon est tout pouvoir au monde que je n'aie jamais vu sans compter la teneur de l'erreur et pour y arriver il faut avoir de l'amour et de la tolérance. Merci d'avoir partagé votre histoire

Anita Shrestha
Oct 22
Oct 22

Thank you for sharing this

Hello, Tiffany,

How are you doing? Thank you for sharing this memorable moment with your student. I agree that forgiveness is not an act of weakness or loss. I believe it an act of love both to those who wronged us and to our own selves, too.

MUKABA ZAWADI
Oct 24
Oct 24

I agree with you my dear forgiveness makes the person free in life is very important in the life of a human being

mbennett
Oct 24
Oct 24

Powerful. Words to live by - Forgiving not only makes our life more peaceful but also adds grace and smoothness in maintaining relationships with others. And she is only 15 - wow!

ctu
Oct 24
Oct 24

Thank you for sharing Tiffany. What a good reminder and best practice for living life!

yogi
Oct 24
Oct 24

She is wise beyond her years. Impressive read on the power of forgiveness. Thank you for sharing.

Thank you so much for sharing Tiffany. Most at times we get caught up in anger, offence and we don't see a reason to forgive. When you keep offenses, its effect is on you ,not on the offender. You are hurt so you can't sleep, you have head and nerve aches etc. Forgiving heals you first and enables you to move ahead.
That's a brilliant student you have there .

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Oct 25
Oct 25

Dear Tiffany,
I am strengthened by your write-up even though some people do not deserved to be forgiven. Example how do you forgive a man who not only physically abuses his wife but also tries to stop her from achieving her potentials but with God's grace nothing is impossible.
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SeemaKhandale
Oct 25
Oct 25

Very True, I personally believe in Forgiveness and Let Go!!

Spiritedsoul
Oct 27
Oct 27

Hi Tiffany,
This is correct, forgiveness does need to smooth the relationships with others, and a peaceful life for all involved. Your student is very wise indeed.
Thank you for sharing her wisdom.
Hugs,
Jess.

chimdirimebere
Oct 28
Oct 28

Hi Tiffany,
We free ourselves when we forgive those who had wronged us. So we are doing good to ourselves instead of the person that had wronged us. Nobody has the monopoly of wisdom. We have all heard it from a fifteen year old student.

Tiffany please extend my gratitude to her.

Harriet Chimdirimebere

carolepng
Oct 28
Oct 28

Lovely piece. Forgiveness can be the hardest thing to do but its reward are much much greater! We forgive not for the good of the other, but for the good of ourselves.
There is a book called: Forgive to Live - talks about how people held on to long time grudges and it affected their physical health - it was only until they made their peace that their health improved.
I guess we can be more like the little girl - and not see what is before us - but in faith - do. Forgive. Just like she chooses to do. Thanks for sharing.

ANJ ANA
Oct 31
Oct 31

Dear Tiffany,
I loved your article and it made me so lighter and happy after i read this. Thank you so much for your motivations.
best regards,
anjana