All of us have heard the phrase Forgive and Forget. Unfortunately most of us rarely stick to the second part of that. We tend to hold it in and stew. Some may even be holding onto a grievance just so that they can use it later against whoever they feel has wronged them. Now we know that TRUE forgiveness is hard but it does more for you than you may think.
Let’s start with a little definition:
Forgiveness: To give up resentment of or claim to requital for; to grant release from payment; to cease to feel resentment against an offender.
That’s some pretty heavy language and that’s because forgiveness can be a very powerful thing. Think about this, when you are angry or hurt at someone, you are the one that is constantly thinking about it , you are the one who is getting angry and you are the one who is stressing.
We end up causing more harm to ourselves then the person, place or thing we have beef with. Forgiveness is being able to say we may not see eye to eye but I’m not going to allow negative energy between us. When you forgive, you become empowered to move forward and let that negativity go.
The benefits of forgiveness are endless but have been know to help with peace, increased energy, and room for more positive energy and changes in your life. As well as the ability to let go of belief systems and resentments that no longer suit you.
So the next time you find yourself about ready to throw hands with the Brenda at the grocery store, take a sec an remember that reacting without forgiveness creates negative energy within yourself.