One of the hardest things in life is forgiveness. The act all humans have encountered and struggled with the most. The internal conflict of forgiving or letting anger brew. The difficulty of accepting the wrongs, the hurt. Giving forgiveness to others or ourselves, truly is a hard-won predicament. It will never be easy, but it is necessary if we want to find peace once again.
When we’re hurt by someone or someone wrongs us, we not only feel it emotionally, by physically. The pain seeps through our veins, our hearts and souls. We literally feel it spread through our body. When it’s someone we aren’t particularly close with, it brings more anger and hate. We feel rage and want to “get back” at them, hurt them and make them feel as we do. But when it’s someone much closer to us, someone we love or have a close relationship with, it brings more emotional pain and sadness.
No matter who hurt us though, it’s our job to forgive. Forgiving is not for the other person. Forgiving is not making what they did “okay” or acceptable. Forgiving is for you and you alone. To forgive is to acknowledge the wrong and pain, but having enough strength and respect for yourself to move on from the past and to have the courage to allow yourself to thrive in your future without wasting your energy holding onto resentment.Read More