blackwidow wrote: The heart is the brain of societal, judgemental and rational (sometimes) decisions.It never lies, tho some people tend to not heed it's opinions.
Very well said, BW.
I believe at some point we have to forgive ourselves before we are even capable
of forgiving anyone else. As we move through life and grow older, I'm sure we've all done things at one point or another that we wind up regretting. It would be impossible to live your life this long without making mistakes. I've certainly made mine, have done my best to own up to them, and have had to make peace with myself in order to move on. How in the world could I be good for anyone else if I can't be good to myself? It just makes sense to me. I've not met anyone in my lifetime yet that is perfect, although some claim to be, lol.
I've come to realize (in my old age), that guilt, worry, envy, and regret are useless emotions. They keep us immobile -- unable to grow -- unable to be what we need to be for the ones we truly love.
But all that being said, I wholeheartedly agree with what BW has posted. It reminds me of that old adage - The heart needs what the heart wants
- and if your heart is telling you to forgive, either it be yourself or someone else, then it may be wise to do so.
We are only here but for a very short time, and I just can't imagine wasting another second harboring bad feelings, whether it be my own or someone elses.