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Forgiveness in the Age of Anger

by Michael Corthell Our lives are short enough and time spent being angry and resentful toward someone is really a waste of time. How to cope? Forgive. ''Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.'' —Buddha Hanging on to resentments and your angry, hurt feelings toward someone you were once close to will not only keep you from moving on with your life, you may never learn to deal with the emotional wounds. Letting go of your anger, resentment, and jealousy, whether it leads to healing the relationship, or to wholeness and peace within yourself, or both, is essential to healing and maintaining good health—for your mind and your body. ''Resentment is like punching yourself in the face, and expecting the other person to get a bloody nose.'' When you start to resent or hate a person, you become that person's slave. He controls your thoughts and dreams. He takes away good digestion, steals your peace of mind and goodw

Accountability, Justice and Forgiveness

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” ― Oscar Wilde It is wrong, it is immoral, (and futile) for anyone to seek to escape the consequences of their acts. Trying to wiggle out of it only compounds your negative consequences. Karma is a real thing based on the laws that govern the Universe. See Essay: Compensation by Ralph Waldo Emerson