The act of forgiveness is beyond powerful. Forgiveness allows you to see people for all they are, and see yourself for who you are, and through this clear understanding of humanity and this new form awareness, you can make the decision to let go or to let in. It is about letting go of the resentment you feel when thinking about the person that hurt you, it is about letting go of the fears you feel inside when you took the wrong turn, it is about believing that the decision(s) you make to help yourself grow are the right ones. In order to truly forgive someone else, you need to forgive yourself.
“Know that one day your pain will become your cure.” ~Rumi