There is much beauty in the way true friends accept and forgive.
Part of the the Heart & the Law collection
We have to make tough decisions sometimes; we have to decide to hurt others in order to honor ourselves. But there is no weakness in admitting when we’ve hurt someone, no weakness in allowing their feelings to coexist with our own.
There’s no weakness in apologizing even when we feel we made the best decision for ourselves. An apology is not a guilty plea… an apology is an act of compassion and understanding.
So I ask you to accept that you may hurt someone else from time to time, and rather than cringe and defend against the pain of someone you love, to find the space within yourself where the essential perfection of your choice coexists with its positive & negative effects – ripples of pain and joy, excitement and sadness.
There is much beauty in the way true friends accept and forgive. When we see someone we love has made the best decision for themselves, and when they look us in the eye, let us know that they understand their decisions may not have affected us so positively, that they are sorry for the pain & still believe in their choice, how can our love for them not flood us with a desire to forgive?
So make your choices wisely, take the path that is right for you. Accept your decisions as the best ones you could make at the moment you made them, and accept that even still you may cause pain, but that does not make you wrong.
In doing so, your love and compassion will shine to your friends, and in turn, you will be rewarded with theirs.