When we forgive we are actually benefiting ourselves.
Below you might find some thoughts that facilitate that process.
I forgive easily when I remember that there are universal laws, which allow to happen to me only what I create, deserve and is beneficial for my evolutionary process.
I forgive easily when I think that a just and wise Divine Being allowed the other to do whatever he or she did to me.
I forgive easily when I understand that I exist within Divine Plan. That all is happening to me for my long-term benefit.
I forgive easily when I realize that the other is an expression of the Divine with whom I have made a secret agreement to test my faith, love, understanding and inner strength.
I forgive easily when I perceive the other as a soul who behaves in this way because of ignorance of his true divine nature and out of fear and insecurity.
I forgive easily when I remember all of my own mistakes and moments in which I have behaved without love or sensitivity having been mislead by my needs and fears.
I forgive easily when I put myself in the other’s position and realize the emptiness, confusion and pain, which lead him to these acts.
I forgive easily when I take responsibility for my reality and remember that only I create in my mind what I feel.
I forgive easily when I need nothing from the other and thus am no longer in a position to be hurt or disappointed.
I forgive easily when I am free from the game of “who is right” and understand that saying, ‘I forgive you” does not mean, “You were right”, but simply that “I understand you and chose to love you as you are.”
I forgive easily when I am liberated from the role of the abused who needs abusers.
I forgive others when I am free from the mistaken thought process, which says, “since I am the victim, the other is the abuser and I am good and the other is evil. I am worthy and he is not.
The victim finds his security and self worth in being victimized, and believes that, if he forgives, then he loses his self-worth.
I forgive easily when I remember Christ’s words “Whoever has not sinned, let him throw the first stone.”
I wonder then, what right could I ever have not to forgive?
Upon what perfection am I basing my right to condemn?
I think, “He forgave those who crucified him, saying, ‘They know not what they do.'” Because he saw them through divine eyes although they remained totally ignorant of their Divine origin.
And when Peter asked him, “How many times should we forgive, Seven times?” Christ answered, “No Peter, not seven times, but Seven times seventy times,” In other words – without end.
And when I am truly conscious, I also ask forgiveness from all who I have felt hurt or disappointed by my actions, voluntary or not.
If possible, I seek to correct any wrong that has been done and desire to lessen their pain – if they allow me.
Then I communicate with God, confess my weakness and acknowledge my mistakes and egoism.
Then I forgive myself.
When I forgive – all including myself,
We then all gather in love
In my heart.