It’s Not Always Easy to Forgive – However, Forgiveness is a Healthy Option for All Parties
Forgive. Harboring a grudge against a family member, co-worker, neighbor, a merchant or manufacturer, friend or someone you casually know doesn’t bode well for your mental health and overall well-being. In fact, it does long-term damage to your psyche. Find it in your heart to forgive, not just those you feel are responsible, but also yourself. Forgiveness doesn’t mean you condone the behavior, however. It does allow that negativity to be released, allowing you to move forward with your life.
NOTE: Each moment we hold on to our pain, hurt, or resentments we injure ourselves again and again. When we forgive the hurt, we release our negative energy and stop re-injuring ourselves. We also provide an opportunity for the person receiving our forgiveness to be healed.