I think that forgiveness is so important. We have to learn how to forgive others and ourselves, rather than carry the heavy burden of resentment around for the rest of our lives. It's part of the key to inner peace as well as peace in the world. We all hurt others, knowingly and unknowingly, because of our fear and confusion and other things...and we can ask for forgiveness. We can forgive ourselves for all the ways we've hurt ourselves and others. It takes practice. It's a process; it doesn't happen just because we decide to forgive, but that choice is first step.