"Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson." ~ Paulo Coelho
This is becoming a wee bit of a theme. Choose Again sees this quite differently. I teach (and learn over and over) that the hurt was a reaction, a feeling, chosen by a self I made up. The ‘lesson’ is that I made up a self that deserves to be hurt, can be hurt and will be hurt. Once I apply forgiveness to the mistaken identity, a similar event, when it re-occurs, will be experienced very differently. Not only that, but as I transform the self to the Self, even the circumstances leading to the painful experience in the past are not likely to arise again.
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again