“You must forgive those who hurt you, even if whatever they did to you is unforgivable in your mind. You will forgive them not because they deserve to be forgiven, but because you don’t want to suffer and hurt yourself every time you remember what they did to you. It doesn’t matter what others did to you, you are going to forgive them because you don’t want to feel sick all the time. Forgiveness is for your own mental healing. You will forgive because you feel compassion for yourself. Forgiveness is an act of self-love.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz, The Mastery of Love
Letting something you cannot change control your happiness is pretty ridiculous, wouldn’t you agree?
“As we learn in Zen philosophy, when you learn to ‘let go’ of problems instead of resisting with all your might, your life will begin to flow.” ~ Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff