The only time I have any concept of forgiveness is when I’ve done something for which I hate myself and can’t get past the emotional fallout. Does that mean I’m not forgiving myself? Am I getting close?
Saturday, 21 May 2016
Missing a Component.
It seems to me – and Freudian scholars will probably tell me I’m wrong – that vengeance resides with the Id and the concept of justice with the Ego, while the Super Ego permits only acceptance that what’s done is done and cannot be undone. That’s why I don’t understand what forgiveness means. Desire for vengeance is a knee jerk reaction. Justice is too vague a concept to be viewed with anything other than a modicum of suspicion. The only vehicle for sustained perception must surely be the higher mind, at least it is if that’s how you’re made.