70×7 or 70 by 7 symbolizes forgiveness that should happen 490 times per person. Not really. It actually means to forgive always. When you condition your mind to be forgiving at every opportunity, your perspective changes. You become less judgmental when meeting new people, more understanding when hearing their stories and open hearted regarding their struggles and failures. Forgiveness is deeper than the act of releasing someone from the pain they’ve caused you – it’s a lifestyle that molds your character into someone the world really needs in these trying times.
Why start this blog?
- Because most people SUCK and destroy others with their words
- Because people are hurting
- Because hurting people need love
I’m also using this new blog in honor of my old one. I had about 214 blog posts written in a span of 5 years and because of the lack of encouragement and the solitude of my vulnerable mind at the time, I deleted it. I’m not happy about it nor am I sad. I just hope that from today forward, I could be a voice of reason and convince people to never give up on their passions.
I know not many people will read my blog. After 5 years of writing endlessly on my previous one, I know that not even the people close to me would pass by and read. I’m at peace with that. I understand now that I can’t force my insight on someone or expect them to even understand. My interests in books, podcasts and news articles aren’t really shared with many.
My last blog taught me to forgive the people I love who never read any of my writing pieces and To maintain that perspective as I continue to write without an audience. I’m hoping to push towards my writing goals without the approval of others. And if anyone decides to read, I’ll hold tight to their opinions good or bad because these opinions will give me more content.
I have to add this: Another reason for removing my last blog was to also give myself a break and a chance to enhance the way I think and feel. To read more writing pieces and to stray from writing on one topic over and over. It’s almost like an artist who has a creativity breakdown and destroys all their paintings and smashes all their sculptures because they realized the need to change their perspective and how all their art was geared towards one. “Am I THAT basic?” “Am I that uncultured that I missed so many interpretations on how to draw a simple common tree?”
I not only want to touch the perspective of forgiveness either. I want to experience many perspectives with a forgiving mind, heart, and soul. I could be so rigid at times and I want to be open enough to learn from perspectives that I once thought to be reprehensible, shameful, deplorable and scandalous – to open my heart and forgive immediately what I would normally avoid.
No one has to get it. No one has to understand. You might even think I’ve gone astray. But If you see through the lenses of forgiveness, it might just expand your way of thinking to richer, higher yet deeper design.