Forgiveness Brings Freedom


The important thing to remember when it comes to forgiving is that forgiveness doesn’t make the other person right; it makes you free.

How do we know if we need to forgive someone, something, or even ourselves? We know because we feel a gnawing sadness inside of us, although we may not know the cause.

The interesting thing about choosing not to forgive is that it hurts us more than anyone else. Your inability to forgive anything or anyone in your world may hurt someone else a bit, but it hurts you and your world a hundred times more.

An unforgiving nature is very costly in our lives. We may find ourselves attaching to other people in unhealthy ways, punishing other people, or losing hope in the world and in our peers.

The first step in forgiveness is to understand all the elements of the incident we are trying to forgive. We may be forgiving a person who harmed or hurt us or someone we love.

Forgiveness does not mean that we are condoning hurtful actions or accepting inappropriate actions of others or forgetting how much we hurt. Forgiveness simply means that we acknowledge the deep pain we feel, but choose to move past that pain. We forgive those who contributed to our pain and let their actions become part of our past.

We let go!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sneha
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 05:00:46

    wow the very first para is great .! forgiveness does not mean that the other one is right, but we are free…….. true , very true

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