Forgiveness is a choice.
A narrative, a posture that each of us can choose. It isn’t one single act but a way to live.
We tell ourselves that we are human and that we all make mistakes to make ourselves feel better. But really, it doesn’t last. Because we continue to climb and the mistakes continue to stack up.
This is our fear, that we will never be good enough for love or forgiveness. That we have fallen too far out of reach. We don’t deserve connection.
This fear is deeply rooted in ourselves and it is reflected in our culture. Creating a vicious cycle of shame.
The antidote is forgiveness. And after we forgive ourselves, we can extend this gift to the world, creating forward motion. Bringing us all closer together.