forgiving others

Illustration by Ethel Franklin Betts, 1953
Forgiving others does not mean that you need to do anything or take any action. It is an attitude of love that does not judge or condemn. Forgiving others does not mean condoning or approving of their behavior, nor does it mean that you feel superior. Forgiving others releases the negative energy within you, and frees you to love as your soul. Every time you choose love, you are the winner. As you forgive others, your body grows healthier, you feel better about yourself, and you have more energy to put into yourself and your life.

— Orin