I’ve been thinking a lot about forgiveness lately. Forgiveness of self and of others. Maybe it’s my Scorpio or maybe it’s the Italian in me, but for some reason, I have often equated “forgiving” with “weak.” In some ways, forgiving feels like quitting or giving up. I realize it’s not my best quality.
Not forgiving self or others can really put a crimp in your ability to move forward, though. So how to shift my perspective on forgiveness?
Now, I am not qualified in tarot cards (check out Through the Peacock’s Eyes for great insights on tarot). But sometimes I do use mine to help me clear my head. One of the Minor Arcana, The Five of Swords card, can be interpreted to mean “the current course of action is a fruitless fight, and it is wiser to admit defeat than to continue to punish yourself.”
Hmmm. . . .
So, for today’s Friday Fun creative writing prompt, think about forgiveness. How do you forgive self? Others? Does forgiveness ever feel like defeat? Write a letter of forgiveness to yourself or to another.