In case there is still any lingering resistance to forgiveness in your life, after the full month of June on this topic, I am closing the month with this quote by Bill Harris, founder of Centerpointe Research Institute:
... whenever there is suffering or discomfort, there is resistance. There are no exceptions to this rule. All suffering, all discomfort, regardless of the appearance, is the result of resistance to something. Being addicted or attached to things being other than they are is a losing strategy. You will find that when your needs and attachments are changed to preferences, you can let go of your need for control over the uncontrollable. Then, when what is is not what you want it to be, you do not suffer over it. External events and other people do not control your happiness and peace. You will escape suffering only to the degree you are willing and able to let whatever happens be okay. People who live by rules, shoulds, or have-to’s tend to suffer quite often because no matter how hard these people work to protect their rules and see that others follow them, the rules will sometimes be violated. The more rules you have, and the more inflexible these rules are, the more often they will be violated, and the more often you will create suffering for yourself.Let's not suffer. Let's forgive and move on to greater good. July's topic is Mindfulness.