Forgiving and letting go of built up hurts is crucial for our own happiness. It is not easy. We start with the small ones. We remember this does not mean the other person was right or wrong. Forgiving this way is free from blame and judgment. It is just a practical way to lessen our burdensome load of hurts, to allow us to fly again, and cultivate compassion. Forgiving is an activity we usually do alone without involving the other person. Recognizing we all make mistakes and we all have pain, forgiveness becomes a little easier. In this way we forgive the person, but not necessarily the action.
Several posts ago I wrote about forgiveness. Forgiveness and gratitude share the same spectrum regarding outlook or attitude. Forgiveness opens the heart by dissolving scars of hurt that made us tight and irritable. With a […]
Forgiveness is powerful medicine. Practicing it means that we are taking good care of ourself. It is simply allowing ourself to let go of hurts that have built up often over years. We start with […]