Monday, January 29, 2007
Shilpa the Forgiver
“It would give us some comfort if we could only forget a past that we cannot change. If we could only choose to forget the cruellest moments, we could, as time goes on, free ourselves from their pain. But the wrong sticks like a nettle in our memory. The only way to remove the nettle is with a surgical procedure called forgiveness.” Smedes, The Art of Forgiving
Shilpa Shetty the Queen of this years much controversial celebrity Big Brother has forgiven Jade & Co who bullied her with racial comments.
There is a healing power in forgiving and letting go of the past. You can not change what happened in the past, but you can for sure determine how your future is going to be, either you decide to become a forgiving and lovely person, or you can change into a bitter and negative individual.
Various cultures have been through different emotional wounds and conflicts that will have a great impact on the general population’s mental health and disposition towards forgiveness. Societies torn apart by decades of fighting require activities that will create a strong human infrastructure based in understanding, cooperation, and goodwill and which are committed to healing the emotional traumas making forgiveness and reconciliation possible.
Jesus: 'Forgive and you shall be Forgiven' This is truly some of the most powerful words ever said in the history of mankind, just these few words could change our destiny.
PS: I did my BSc research theses on ‘Forgiveness’