Posts Tagged ‘Forgiveness’
Is it by eating more potassium rich foods or eating lots of yummy chocolate? Is it by losing a few pounds or taking long walks? Or maybe it’s just by trying to avoid stress?
No, guess again. I just watched a documentary entitled the The Power of Forgiveness. In it was an example of a test they are doing to prove it lowers blood pressure, which means that an effective way to lower your blood pressure is to FORGIVE.
If forgiveness were always easy the self-help section of the bookstore wouldn’t be lined with titles telling people how to do just that. Take heart and know that you’re not the only one who struggles with forgiveness. Identifying why forgiveness is difficult for you, however, could be the first step in resolving the anger issue that’s holding you back from happiness.
1 We might feel trust is broken or we’ve been betrayed.
2 We don’t want to let them off the hook.
3 We think forgiveness means that we let them in our lives again.
One way to feel lighter, free, more optimistic and charged once again with purpose is to forgive yourself. Is there something that you’ve done or not done that you have been holding onto? If it’s time to let go of the past so you and your loved ones can proceed with a brighter future, consider these reasons for forgiving yourself today.
What you’ve done is not the reason you’re not forgiving yourself. It’s what you want to continue to do. Think about that. There’s a reason – one that you feel is pretty darn good – for continuing to hold onto that self scorn. We always think we have good reasons for what we do. And maybe we do, or did. Is it time to change your reason for not forgiving yourself? Consider these 12 benefits or excuses we have for not forgiving ourselves.
We can have an EXCUSE to…
1 Talk about ourselves with a self-condemning overtone.
Forgiveness can be like cleaning out your closet. At first, it’s dreaded as one difficult, if not impossible, task. But once the contents have been cleared, sorted and organized, everything feels better – lighter.
Do the contents of your spirit need to be assessed? Forgiveness is one pathway toward clearing and freeing the spirit. We can say we have forgiven someone, but have we?
Here’s how to tell if you still need to do more forgiveness work-