The Fragrance of Flowers

A sufi holy man was asked, what forgiveness is. He said, “It’s the fragrance that the flowers give when they are crushed.




When deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive. Forgiveness doesn’t change the past but it does enlarge the future

Alan Paton

One of the thorniest and most difficult things to do is to forgive the unforgivable. Our enemy may not deserve to be forgiven for all the pain, sadness and suffering purposefully inflicted on our life, but we deserve to be free of this evil. Forgiveness is hard, but living with a grudge is even harder. Keeping grudges bottled up can be very dangerous, and can hurt people in ways you might have not imagined. The best revenge against your enemies is to live a successful and happy life, and the second best revenge is to turn the evil into something good, to find the proverbial silver lining in the dark cloud.