Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Past Present Future

Hello hello,

Question; should we be held accountable for our pasts indefinitely? 

Barring the obvious exceptions of felonies - I'm pretty sure that if you've murdered humans in your past, that that's kind of going to be an issue - I don't think we should be forever held accountable for what we have done in the past.
I say this because I think there's something to be said for when we are able to forgive others and, more importantly, ourselves. Personally, I have always been guilty of not being able to overlook someone's past indiscretions in, for example, relationships. This wasn't pretty. I was basically telling someone in the same breath that while I love you, I also think you are a terrible person for that one time you {insert relationship faux-pas}. ...hmm, that doesn't seem fair. 

Over the past few years, I learned the importance of true forgiveness and how it matters not for the other person, but rather for you. It is crucial that you forgive others (again, barring extreme circumstances) simply so that you carry one less burden in your heart. 

A random musing in the middle of a myriad of thoughts I've been having on this topic. 

Come back later
xx jill