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Forgiveness

 

  • Forgiveness is not about condoning another’s hurtful actions, it is about releasing your negative emotions and perceptions about the painful events. Otherwise you keep yourself chained to those events or people - you keep it alive within you - and you carry it with you where-ever you go. It is a very heavy burden to carry around and you end up crippling yourself emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically.

    Holding on to anger, resentment, etc. keeps you in ‘victim’ mode - powerless. It means you are letting those people who have hurt you in the past dictate who you are in the present moment. You can take your power back by releasing these negative emotions and no longer let them hold sway over your thoughts, feelings and actions.

    Only you are responsible for what you do, think and feel. You can choose to hold on to painful events, like a weight around your neck, or you can choose to remove that burden by releasing it (giving it no more emotional energy and therefore power) and living a happier life despite past circumstances. In other words… let the past be in the past, and live in the now moment. You can’t change what happened in the past, but you have choice over how you live now

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Re: Forgiveness

Welcome to the forums meaghanperris, it is always nice to have new faces around here to share their wisdom. 

 

Your post is amazing, because you're right. Sometimes people needed to be reminded about these things. Thanks for coming here to share your wisdom Smiley Happy

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Re: Forgiveness

hey meghanperris,

 

I agree with N1ghtw1ng, such a lovely post. 

 

The idea of forgiveness can be a tricky one. I've seen a lt of people struggle with feeling like forgiving someone is just letting them get away with it. Which is why I like how your post starts, "Forgiveness is not about condoning another’s hurtful actions, it is about releasing your negative emotions and perceptions about the painful events." It really is about the forgiver and not the forgivee.