Throughout life, sometimes people treat you in a way that causes you pain. It doesn't matter if the pain is intentional or unintentional it still leaves a mark on your emotions. Most people don't try to hurt others. And when they do it is usually because they are experiencing their own difficulties.
Its normal to get angry at a person that hurts you. It's also normal to get angry at yourself for allowing yourself to get hurt. Anger doesn't move you forward in life to where you want to be. It keeps you stuck. Even if the person is no longer a part of your life, these feelings can still emotionally tether you to them.
One of the most healing and cathartic processes for releasing the past can be to forgive. Forgiveness allows you to rise above what happened and take back control of your life, and yourself. Forgiveness is not forgetting. You learn from every experience that you have. Through integrating what you learned from your experience you become better equipped to handle life in the future.
Furthermore, forgiveness is not agreeing with what happened. It is not justifying the behavior of the person. Instead, it is saying, "I choose to let this go so I can move forward in life."
The person that truly benefits from forgiveness is you.
It is only through the forgiveness of others can you truly release the past and move forward to a brighter future.
Isn't it time to put the past to rest so you can experience peace?
- What forgiveness is, and isn't
- How to move beyond the hurt
- How to release yourself from old feelings that are holding you back
- How to change your perspective of the person that hurt you
- How to think differently while moving forward
- And much more...