Forgiveness

Some feel like a victim of their circumstances,
however there is an innate strength that can change a victim to the victor.

An excerpt from Prem Rawat’s address in Malmesbury, South Africa

Duration: 1 minutes 04 seconds
File type: Audio mp3
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Forgiveness doesn’t mean accepting mediocrity, accepting the other person’s mistake. That’s not forgiveness. You know what forgiveness is?

The day you decide to move on. That’s forgiveness. You’re not going to be victimized by this person’s actions, but you want to move on—no more struggle, no more fighting.

When two things oppose each other, that’s a struggle. “Struggle”—because that person still has their hooks in you. And you’re trying to break free, and you’re not able to.

Forgiveness is the day you say, “No. I’m not going to have the struggle. I want to move on.” This is your strength. This is your real strength. And that’s the day you have forgiven. That’s the day you have forgiven.

– Prem Rawat