If we could see the big picture, we’d realize that there’s rarely anything to forgive. Our resentment and anger is most often due to our interpretation of events and our reaction to what we think happened. Our framing is what causes much of our suffering. Others’ behavior may have triggered our response, but it is our programming that causes us to take offense to their actions. If we understood the fears and intentions of everyone involved, we’d know why things happened just as it did. Then, rather than attributing blame, we’d…

Feel compassion.