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"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you..." | Queen Quin
“Let us forgive each other. Only then will we live in peace” – Tolstoy I used to think I was pretty good at forgiving and letting go, but I was wrong. We’ve all had people and things in our lives cause us pain, and we all handle it differently. In the past I’ve always dealt with these situations by choosing to block them out, pretending like it or they didn’t exist anymore. Recently, I found myself in a situation where pretending these people or things don’t exist has become difficult. Mainly because that thing is not so far removed from my life. Having to constantly be confronted by it made me realize that I was pretending when it came to forgiveness. Acting like something or someone doesn’t exist is not the equivalent to me actually forgiving and moving on. I started to think back to other situations and people from my past, asking myself “are you really over it?” I realized I wasn’t. Peace I never really dealt with any of it and because of this, I couldn’t really be at peace with myself. This past month I was forced to take a deep look into my soul and ask...