Forgiveness is a bridge.
Saying that you forgive someone who has wronged you is only the beginning. Some days, you’ll still feel that anger simmering beneath the surface. Forgiveness isn’t something that can be requested by the party in the wrong. For forgiveness to truly take place, it has to be given freely. Even then, that freeing feeling won’t always be present. Some days, you’ll remember and be angry. Then that anger, hopefully, will pass.
And this is if the wronging party is another person. If it’s you, hurting yourself — through guilt of hurting another, or self-sabotage — that’s another mass of complexes entirely.
Planet With captured me with these words, “I forgive you.”