We spend so much of our time and energy dwelling on the misdeeds that can not be changed, our anger and hurt fuel our waking thoughts. We lose so much precious moments on our refusal to let go the firm grip we have on anger and resentment. We have lost out passion for life and our ability to live fulfilling and happy lives, because we refuse to see past the anger and hurt in our hearts. The weighted pressure we carry, drags us down yet our grip and the need to hold on to our anger and the past remains strong and unyielding.
How do we free ourselves of the anger, hurt, resentment and the pain of our past? How do we let go and learn to live a happy and fulfilling existence? How do I forgive my past hurts, forgive myself of the long held need to let anger and resentment determine my everyday existence?
Don’t forgive to please others, forgive for the chance to better your life and enrich your future. Forgive for your inner peace, for your health and the chance to move on. Forgive to remove the negativity that holds you back. Forgive to gain back the power and control that was lost. Forgive to open your mind to hope and new possibilities. Forgive to free your heart and let love in. When we forgive we let go the shackles that drags us down.
Forgiveness is not easy, it can sometimes feel or be more painful than the wounds we have suffered, but through forgiveness can we truly be at peace with ourselves. When you find the forgiveness in your heart you will rise to a higher level of well being. Forgiveness does not excuse the behavior of the ones who hurt you, but it prevents their behavior from hurting your heart. Acknowledge the hurt and pain by having the strength and respect for yourself to move on from the past and have the courage to allow yourself to thrive in your future without holding onto resentment.
It hurts more to hold a grudge than to forgive. The anger we hold inside damages us and no one else. Stop being a prisoner of yourself. Forgiveness allows us to heal and grow, and we realise that life becomes easier when we learn to accept an apology we never got. Remembering that forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves.
You can’t reach what is in front of you until you let go of what is behind you. Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.