Forgiveness and Fundamental Nature of Reality: Excerpt from a letter, Part Two   Leave a comment

Old Jules says, “. . . life is about YOU, not anyone else” it is, therefore, personal. At death, it is the personal that dies, and what lives on is the soul — the soul of a person never dies (impersonal immortality). — kenne

So Far From Heaven

I need a transition here to something else I want to say and the transition is awkward in this thought flow, almost trite.

One of the thornier paths we can choose to avoid self-damage is forgiveness. The only virtue in that path is that it avoids the even more destructive route of the state of unforgiveness (self- destructive- our unforgiveness rarely harms anyone but ourselves).

But genuine forgiveness by its nature has to be an act of self-forgiveness- a recognition that we are flawed- full of warts- that those flaws and warts are the water and fertilizer to our growth—with that recognition we can then recognize and forgive flaws in others without setting ourselves up on a superior moral plane and thereby stumbling into one of the multitude of tiger-traps hidden in the path of forgiveness.

When the path of forgiveness is allowed to lead into the more worthy path…

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Posted November 14, 2022 by kenneturner in Information

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