Why do we search for forgiveness from a higher power, when we already have the answer?

Why do people seek forgiveness from a higher power just for being the insignificant and imperfect beings we have evolved to be. The burden of failure weighs so heavily upon us when we fall short of so many social standards, too many in fact for any one person to fully understand or adhere to. What we fail to understand is that the only forgiveness that is worth anything is that given by ourselves.  By forgiving ourselves we can set ourselves free. So.............this is me:
I am 

Selfish Ugly Loving Insignificant Failure Peaceful Safe Crowded Misunderstood Hated Loved Wanted Rejected Alone Suffocated Arrogant Shy Lazy Driven Apathetic Lonely Insane Beautiful Atheist Overwhelmed Successful Different Angry  Hurt Unsuccessful Happy Same Useless Sane Poor Valued Lucid
Self Forgiven

Now

Free

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Comment by HisDudeliness TheVenerable Peter on April 26, 2012 at 12:05am

How reassuring it is that we are all singing from the same hymn sheet ;-) Thanks Rich

Comment by HisDudeliness TheVenerable Peter on April 25, 2012 at 9:11am

Yes,yes,yes, and yes...with you there all the way Loren

Comment by Loren Miller on April 25, 2012 at 8:24am

Why?  I can think of two significant reasons why some people seek such forgiveness:

  • They are ignorant
  • They are SCARED.

And that combination of ignorance and fear has driven more shit than I care to imagine ... and it's what makes them dangerous.

Comment by ChrisC on April 25, 2012 at 5:54am

Nice! Looks like a motivational poster in the making!

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