Kathryn Bernardo On The Word “FORGIVENESS”

In the self-love issue of MEGA, one of the topics that Kathryn Bernardo talked about was forgiveness. Her perspective about the word, which some people just casually throws in there when they’re trying to avoid accountability from their own actions, is succinctly on point. I couldn’t agree more. We can forgive but that doesn’t mean we need to welcome whoever hurt/wronged us back into our lives. Maybe someday but definitely not anytime soon and they’ll just have to respect your boundaries. Until that time comes, if it ever does(might not even come at all, HAH!), just back off, Dude!

Naturally, when she started to go out in public again, people would wonder how she was—or is—able to get through it. What advice, they would ask, could she impart? “I don’t know,” and with this, she laughs. “I actually don’t know because, first, I’ve never imagined myself being in this situation, and then, overcoming it. Depende. But distance is my way of protecting my peace.”

And forgiveness? “I don’t know,” she takes a long breath. “Ang lalim kasi ng word na forgiveness. For me, you can forgive people who deserve it. But when I forgive you, it doesn’t mean that I have to keep you in my life. I forgive you for my peace of mind, for clarity, and for everything. But it doesn’t mean na puwede kang bumalik. There is a silent understanding: to give respect for whatever good we had in the past. I think that is where we should be right now. I don’t want to force things if I’m not yet ready. Let’s just leave it that way.” (SOURCE/READ MORE: MEGA)

Dexie Jane

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