“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” Paul Boese

Anger and Resentment??

What does it do to us?

How does it eat us up?

How do we feel when it is boiled up inside us?

Letting go takes extreme courage and energy but the relief is boundless.

Who benefits most from letting go, other than us?

Think about when you’re angry and fuming, think about the energy involved, how fast your heart beats, that sickening feeling! Why hold it up, why not let this feeling of resentment, retaliation and bitterness as well the constant reminder of what could have been done?

We all make mistakes, we all hurt others knowingly or unknowingly. Without forgiveness, life is governed by a never ending cycle of retaliation and bitterness. We begin to heal and have a healthy life when we learn to forgive those that have wronged us whiles forgiving ourselves too.

Anthony Robbins said “Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself” because yes we must retain or keep the memory of what happened, which is a valuable life lesson, and a work to improve ourselves in our daily lives, and when we atone, which we should, then we know the lessons learnt will mean something. We can choose to free ourselves or bottle it up inside, a right or wrong step at the end of the day is a choice.

The power is in your hands to be free or locked up.


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