We all make mistakes. So when we learn to forgive others, we can also seek
forgiveness when we commit follies. Also if we are able to forgive others, we
also learn to forgive ourselves in situations of self-guilt. Thus the virtue of
forgiveness helps us come out of the feeling of self blame. If we fail to
forgive ourselves in time, we often end up realizing that others had forgiven
us long back, but we kept feeling bad about ourselves all this time.
Forgiveness helps us feel light and helps us get rid of hard feelings that
occupy our mind and heart and eat away our peace of mind. Forgiveness is a way
to self-fulfillment. People who can readily forgive others are much more
responsible and satisfied inside than those who keep grudges against others and
develop feelings of enmity. The feeling of anguish only results in arguments,
fights, mistreatments and war in certain cases. Those who forgive help create
positive energy on this planet.