“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive” is a quotation by Sir Walter Scott, which I’m sure you knew. It means that when you tell lies or act in a dishonest way you create problems and complications which you cannot control.”
When its more ourselves we set to decieve, because sometimes, the truth of a lifetime of nothing special, perhaps the giult from those caught in the crossfire of that tangled web for ourselves is the hardest to overcome.
“I want you to forgive yourself….” a doctor said when I disclosed to her. Easier said than done.
Like thought disordered thinking, at the end of a manic spiral takes time to stop, forgiveness of yourself for those hurt by your own actions, easiwr said than done.
Sometimes with other people, theres no grace.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
God has forgiven me, why cant I forgive myself?
Forgiveness and letting go can lead you down the path of healing and … yourself swallowed up by your own bitterness or sense of injustice.
Not so simple.
We tend to be hardest on ourselves, putting up barriers to self-forgiveness, including the idea that we deserve to feel bad. Getting past old mistakes can take some work, but once we do, it can feel as though a burden has been lifted.
Studies suggest that making amends to the person who was wronged often helps. It gives people permission to forgive themselves, even if they get a cool reception from the person to whom they apologize.
One of the most often-quoted statements on forgiveness sums up how dangerous resentment can be. “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”