To be free and feel joy and love you must forgive and let go of the past. One comment that always drove me crazy is when someone says I will forgive, but not forget. In truth they never did forget and I would hear the same story over and over again. I took this a different direction, when you error I may discuss the situation and then it’s over and we move on. This frees both of the people in the process and brings joy back into the relationship.
One of my favorite forgiveness stories is about two monks traveling. During their journey the came to a river to cross and a woman crying on the shore. She said, please can you help me across the river I am afraid I can’t make it alone. One of the monks told her to get on his back and he carried her to the over side. They parted and continued their journey. During the journey one of the monks kept making crazy sounds and seemed very upset. Finally they stopped and the one asked what is your problem, you keep making these crazy sounds. He said, I cannot believe you touched a woman, you know that is against our laws. The first monk said are you kidding me, I put her down 2 miles ago and you are still carrying her.
You see he knew he broke a monk law, put her down and asked forgiveness in his mind and let it go. You can do the same it doesn’t matter if it’s you or someone else. Forgive them and free your mind, so your journey can be all about joy and love.
Much joy and love to you and yours