Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The answer finally came this morning.
It is easier to forgive than to hate.
And for that, I forgive - you.
To be fair, it is not because of the circumstance I'm in right now which led to this turn around.
But, after piecing things together, it's the most logical of logical conclusions to come to.
In the context of causality, hate is the precursor of forgiveness.
To hold on to hate means to live life with burden.
A burden that can only be lifted through forgiveness.
In general, if you think about it, all the negativities we experience are indefinite.
It is within our control (to some extent) though to dictate on their existence.
Anger, annoyance, contempt, disgust, irritation, anxiety, fear, loneliness
Doubt, envy, frustration, despair, sadness, hurt, stress, boredom
Most of the above are within our control. By ourselves, we can overpower those negative emotions.
We are in control whether we let them fester, or to swallow the bitter pill and turn to good.
Others though may require outside intervention by friends and family.
But of course, acknowledging and accepting the problem - instead of denying - is the first step.
Again, that is within our control.
And yes, I can be a bit of a control-freak.