Forgiveness! Why is so important?
Forgiveness is for us, not the other person. What ever it is that you believe the other person did to hurt you, piss you off, etc. Was not even about you... It is about what is going on with themselves at that time.
We perceive the action as a personal attack on us, and even if that is what the others person intention was. It still is not about us. It is about there view point, there way of being, there actions.
All we can do is forgive them, they are only human, and as humans we make a mistake. When you where learning how to walk and you fell down, Did your parents yell and scream at you tell you what a looser you where? Of course not, they said oh, lets try again.. We all fall down, and sometimes we need help getting back up..
When you hold on to anger and resentment it does havoc on your body.. Think of a snake.. It is not the bite of the snake that kills you, it is the venom running through your veins to your heart that kills you.. It is the same with hate, anger and resentment it is just like Venom going to your heart.
Every single time you think about it, you play it over and over again in your mind. Giving your body and your emotions those same feelings.
Letting go and forgiving is always about ourselves. Because we are releasing those toxins.. Just because you forgive someone does not mean you are condoning there behavior, It just means you not holding on to it anymore.
We all come from different back grounds, we all have our own experiences. We are not always going to agree with each other. So instead of getting all upset over it, Just accept that other peoples reality will always be slightly or abundantly different then yours...