What is forgiveness? Wikipedia says: Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as revenge, with an increased ability to wish the offender well. Forgiveness is different from condoning (failing to see the action as wrong and in need of forgiveness), excusing (not holding the offender as responsible for the action), pardoning (granted by a representative of society, such as a judge), forgetting (removing awareness of the offence from consciousness), and reconciliation (restoration of a relationship).
I believe it is a peaceful understanding that your health and happiness are more important than a painful event or the person that inflicted it. It is a letting go and a knowing that you no longer need to keep being punished by the past. That you deserve better than…
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