If bitterness in our past is brought into the present, it then sabotages our future.
You can live the rest of your life reacting to and replaying what went before, but that won’t serve you or deliver you to the shining place.
And everyone you meet will subconsciously know how you’ve responded to your past. They will know whether you’re stuck there or better for having been there. “Forgive and forget” is not mere platitude. Many say, “Yes, I do forgive, but I will never forget.” Beware that sentiment, for it leaves you subtly in the thrall of suffering.
Do forget what was done to you; just remember the lessons you learned from it.
Drop the cross. Embrace the sky.