Posted by: Reginald Cyntje | February 16, 2010


Can we cease to be angry and love?

Some people don’t forgive. Some forgive and forget. Others forgive and remember so they can be wiser.

We all have a moral compass that guides us on our path through life. That compass might be based in spirituality and/or cultivation from upbringing. Regardless of our awareness forgiveness seems to be one of the hardest lessons to practice.

Religion? Each one teaches human beings how to be forgiving. Realizing that humans are imperfect, looking to the supreme being for inspiration. Loving another for the sake of God. Can we?

Do we thrive on hate because loving is too difficult? I wonder if the world would be a better place if we mastered forgiveness. I reflect on my life and see relationships severed due to lack of forgiveness. Long after the problem has been resolved that memory of the pain, anger or frustration stays fresh in the mind. Why?

Don’t we know that those who forgive are healthier and happier than those who do not? Maybe we think it is weak to forgive. Or maybe we can’t forgive our own transgressions and really despise it when we see it in others.

Do you believe in destiny? If everything in our life happens for a reason then there is no wrong doing. That negative memory is part of your life design to achieve your greatness. If you can’t get pass the hurt then your life purpose can’t be filled. If we perceived it that way would it be easier to forgive?

The human condition is very complex and contains many variations. There are people who do horrific things to others. Revenge? No. Accountability? Yes. Can we stop the cycle with forgiveness? The stress of holding on to negative emotions destroys the body, mind and soul.

Can we cease to be angry and love?


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