a. an unlawful act causing injury to the person, property, or rights of another,committed with force or violence, actual or implied
b. the action to recover damages for such an injury
2. to encroach on a person’s privacy, time, etc.; infringe
3. to commit a transgression or offense; transgress; offend; sin
We’ve all committed them. I’m speaking of sins. If you are honest with yourself, you will see that this is true. Some of these sins could be bigger than others. But without getting into specifics, it’s still an act of transgression against another. Have you ever thought about how this affected that individual or party?
I get it, sometimes people get hurt when you don’t mean to do it. Why? Because, more often than not, people are wrapped up in our own survival, the world can make you question your ability to make the right decisions, and life isn’t fair.
So what do you do when you get stuck in the crossfire of the universe’s master plan? Well initially it’s a bit of a shock to the system that you probably don’t know what to do. Next you replay (too much) what you may have done to deserve such inconsiderate, disrespectful, and hurtful behavior. After the questioning turns to anger (with a splash of bitterness), there is a tendency to start laying down bricks. And before you know it, you’ve formed a pretty solid wall between you and any chance of a full human connection.
Now all this does is keep you from moving forward into your full human potential.
Unfortunately, and depending on the intensity of the sinner’s act, you can waste alot of time asking “why me?” or “how did this happen?”. And the answer? The world can challenge who you are trying to be and again…life isn’t fair. But life happens for us, NOT to us.
I get it, it’s a process. For me, if I don’t actually go through the process, there is room to make the same mistake again and maybe even again.
Yes, it is always going to be easier to hold on to what can be marked as explanations of why and how you came to be. Excuses disguised as a shield of protection. But it’s a false sense of protection. Because we think this will keep us from further pain. In actuality, the inability to bid a final farewell to these occurrences in our lives keeps us from full freedom of an open heart.
The power of goodbye grows as we forgive those who have trespassed against us. Don’t you want them to do the same for you?