Forgiveness will put you back on track.
Holding on to the bad things done against us in the past keeps us chained to those things AND to the past. Don’t let them define you by failing to forgive. That bad thing that happened? It had nothing to do with you. It had everything to do with the other person. They made the choice to do the thing…you didn’t.
So while it’s ok to mourn for the loss and the pain from what has been done against you; it’s important to move on from that pain as quickly as possible so that you can continue living a life of purpose. Moving on means exercising your forgiveness muscle!
Write down the bad things people have done to you. Also, write down the “not so nice” things YOU have committed against others and to yourself. Forgiving yourself is huge because we tend to punish ourselves continually for what we did wrong. Well…we need forgiveness from ourselves too. So forgive others… “Susan, I forgive you for calling me a name.” and forgive yourself; “Wendy, I forgive you for yelling at your husband yesterday.”
Forgiveness releases. Forgive yourself and forgive others…today.