Four years ago, I discovered Gerald Jampolsky’s book “Forgiveness- The greatest healer of all” – which I have mentioned in the previous post. I revere this book as Christians revere the Bible. It is deeply liberating. It is like the Alpheus and Peneus rivers cleaning the Augean stables after Hercule rerouted them, cleaning our own minds from impurities being collecting as time goes by and our resentments accumulate. It opens for a vision of life from a new perspective, having us understand that we don’t get upset by people’s deeds, but by our own reactions to them, and paving the way to a joyful life, provided we stop judging others.
A recent ad on WordPress caught my attention. Although I had been practicing forgiveness for quite some time, I registered to this challenge started by archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho. Why? Simply because, as Jampolsky states, “forgiveness is an everyday process, not an occasional one”. And I welcome everything that reminds me that forgiveness is the only ingredient necessary to a fruitful life. To think we have fully mastered that gift just because we have practiced it for some time would be a dreadful mistake.