There is more to forgiveness than simply accepting someone’s apology.
The lack of forgiveness within can be detrimental to your life journey.
True forgiveness requires one to let go of all the hurt and anger that one has experienced about a specific situation.
Some people choose not to forgive someone because they feel that the pain that person caused them was too great.
Some people are so used to holding on to hurt and anger that they don’t know how to forgive and let go.
Holding on to pain, anger, and unforgiveness are negative energy inducing activities and only eats at the one who can’t let it go.
Judging someone harshly for their perceived wrongs also casts judgment on the one who is judging.
You can’t possibly know all that one is dealing with inside or the choices they had when they
We all make mistakes in a variety of ways and no person is greater or less than another because they did or didn’t make a certain error in life.
Being Unforgiving Can Be Detrimental To Yourself.
Not letting the negative emotions pass only enhances the problem for the one holding on because it ties the to that time and holds them back.
You become a prisoner to your own thoughts and feelings. This is damaging on several levels.
At any time one can choose to break free.
What happened is the past. When you are present in the now you aren’t consumed by the past.
One doesn’t have to be sorry for you to forgI’ve them. Whether they are worthy or not in your eyes doesn’t matter.
Are you worthy of letting go of the pain associated with holding on to hurt and anger.
Forgiveness is a must. You don’t have to closely associate with anyone you choose to forgive.
Forgiveness Has Nothing To Do With Approval.
Also some people mistakenly believe that forgiveness equals condoning or approval of the offending action.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Forgiveness is simply letting go of the toxic thoughts and feelings that replay over and over until they are let go.
Those feelings and thoughts will consume you if you let it.
I’ve had to forgive many things during my life and when I didn’t it always affected me negatively. Though I didn’t realize it at the time.
I spent many years trapped in old memories that didn’t serve me at all.
Some I’ve been able to forgive and still maintain a connection with them and others I’ve had to forgive and send them on their merry way since I no longer held any space for them to be in my life.
I don’t need an apology though it is appreciated because ultimately I know that forgiveness is for me.
The world goes on whether I’m upset and angry or not.
It’s okay whichever way you choose to forgive. No one but you can tell you who you need or should have in your life.
All we have to do is let go. It really is that simple and yet difficult because it isn’t always our nature to do so.
The moment you forgive is the moment that situation or person loses control of you.