Forgiveness is an art, and I am far from a master.
I can forgive well enough to get past the anger, temporarily at least, and do the right thing, preform the task at hand…show kindness to those who have hurt me. Completely letting go, however, forgetting, is another matter altogether.
It’s not that I can’t forget, it’s that I’m not so sure I should. Surely we keep these painful memories for a reason. Self preservation is my best guess.
The dilemma lies in that I don’t think we can ever truly be at peace until we forget. Ultimately it boils down to which we value more, peace or self preservation. Do not delude yourself, this is the choice that must be made.
I’m not ready to make that choice just yet.