There may have times when you have been hurt or feel anger toward someone close to you.
They may have said something that devastated you or perhaps they did something without thinking that triggered feelings of frustration and anger within you.
The wisest thing to do is to forgive whenever you have these types of experiences.
But forgiving sometimes proves to be more of a challenge than you think! Shared below are some points about forgiveness to better understand why it is best to let go and forgive.
Here Are 8 Ways to Unlock the Power of Forgiveness:
1. Refusing to forgive harms you more than the individual you are upset with.
There is an old saying about poison damaging the vessel in which it is found and that saying applies here.
- You are not hurting the individual you refuse to forgive nearly as much as you are damaging yourself. Consider the ongoing hurt feelings you are holding on to.
2. Forgiving allows you to release the pain.
Whenever you say, “I forgive you” to someone, you are instantly freed from holding on to the grudge. You can now move on and live your life peacefully and with ease.
- Carrying excess emotional baggage is something to be avoided if at all possible.
3. Most grudges become bigger than we are.
They just seem to take over your whole existence. You may convince yourself, “I will push this individual into a little box in my mind and not think about them,” yet, you will soon most likely find that to be impossible.
- Others may bring up the individual’s name or invite them to a party that you will be attending. Then, you are faced with the decision of whether to avoid the individual by canceling your plans. Grudges grow. And the more you hold on to them, the more time and emotional energy it takes to keep them going.
4. You can decide to be the “bigger” person.
You can tell yourself that you will forgive because it’s the “right” thing to do or because the Bible says so or for whatever personal reason you believe.
- When you live by a particular set of morals and values, that little voice inside may insist that you be the one to forgive. Listen to it.
5. Forgiveness bears many rewards.
Although you may be unaware, the friend you forgive may realize the true error of their ways and decide to try harder to live a more caring existence. Or they may learn something about forgiving others and apply it in their life.
- You may also enjoy many more wonderful times and events with those you forgave. Everyone wins when you forgive.
6. When you forgive, you will have lower blood pressure.
This is a medically proven fact.
7. Vengeance and resentment flourish in those who refuse to forgive.
Would you choose to feel hurt, angry, and resentful or harmonious, peaceful and happy?
8. Take time to consider your own actions and words during the disagreeable event.
If you are struggling to forgive, review the entire incident in your mind. What did you say? How did you react? How did you end the exchange?
- After you gain as clear an understanding as possible about what happened, choose to forgive.
When you decide to live a more conscious existence, you may have more room to forgive those who upset you. Realizing that forgiveness is in your best interest and the best interest of the other(s) involved, you can move forward and re-discover a bright brilliant future.
The power of forgiveness is within you.
Use it for your own happy, harmonious, balanced, and thriving life!
Are you ready to make personal and spiritual changes in your life? Consider a one on one private session with Moira or a reading to free yourself from limitations and open yourself up to greater possibilities? I invite you to open the door.