Leaders must be firm and foster accountability, but they also must know when to forgive past wrongs in the service of building a brighter future. One of the most courageous acts of leadership is to forgo the temptation to take revenge on those on the other side of an issue or those who opposed the leader's rise to power.
A great example is Nelson Mandela who famously forgave his oppressors.
TRY TO UNDERSTAND:
In forgiveness we are not saying that what happened was OK.
To forgive requires a higher consciousness, it requires knowing a greater truth about the nature of reality. Forgiveness opens the door to the heart and allows love to return. To forgive means "To give as before."
Revenge is not justice and it is no strategy ... learn to forgive.
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Via Karin Sebelin