A favorite quote of mine that is often misquoted as Buddha’s is “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Beautifully said but wrongly quoted. Sometimes it is easier said that done, a sudden surge in anger will become a life time of regrets.
How to forgive and forget when someone hurts you in a relationship? Or when your best friend back-stabbed you? Most religion, including the Bible doesn’t use the phrase “forgive and forget,” but the implied concept is one of continual forgiveness without holding grudges. At the end of the day, ask yourself, what is the outcome you stand to gain if you choose not to forgive? If the outcome is better when you forgive, that will be the right direction.
The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest, and the first to forget is the happiest.
Forgive and forget. It may not change the past but it gives the future a chance.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
Forgiving someone is easy, but being able to trust them again is a totally different story.
Remember, when you forgive you heal, and when you let go, you grow.
Do not let the shadows of your past darken the doorstep of your future. Forgive and Forget.
Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from your mistakes, but never regret.