Word of the Day: Vergeven

A verb meaning “to forgive”

This is an action that I didn’t really seem to learn until going through a lot of self inflicted suffering. Shockingly it wasn’t personal relationships that were the teacher. It was learning to forgive myself.

Learning to forgive myself for loss, for growth, for moving on.

The hardest part about forgiveness is letting go, but we’re told anything that’s worth it is not going to be easy. If letting go was easy then it wouldn’t realistically be one of the main principles in Buddhism. Impermanence.

I’ve come to terms with the impermanence of things, I forgive life for being challenging. I forgive myself for struggling with what I may feel is a simple task.


The healthiest thing we can do for ourselves and others is learning vergeven.



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