Forgiveness – the act of self-care
Why do some people find it easy to forgive or while others hold on to their grudges? People who forgive know that holding on to anger will only negatively affect their mental health and wellbeing. So for them, forgiving becomes a matter of self-love and self-care rather than forgiving the other person.
So today let us start loving ourselves. Let us forgive and let go.
To forgive is to be brave
Bhagavad Gita says”If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive. If you want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred. “
Broken trust, unfairly treated, humiliated, abused, deceived, or hurt hearts – We’ve all been hurt by another person at some time or another. And while this pain is normal, sometimes that pain lingers for too long. We relive the pain over and over and have a hard time letting go.
“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde
This causes problems by not only making us unhappy but can strain or ruin relationships, distract us from work and family and other important things, make us reluctant to open up to new things and people. We find ourselves trapped in a cycle of anger and hurt, and miss out on the beauty of life as it happens.
I remember a quote by Oscar Wilde “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”
To err is human to forgive is divine
We all make mistakes. Repentance and penance have been upheld in all religions. So let us “Let Go “ and accept the virtue of forgiveness. Let us practice compassion, humility, and practice mindfulness.
One will definitely begin to heal if one can let go of the hurt deliberately stuffed inside. Once you start letting go and forget to gnaw your wounds, they’ll start healing. Further, it’ll only help you enrich your life’s experiences.
Life is uncertain. Don’t carry on the extra burden of grudges. Take the lesson and move along. Life is wonderful! God has sent each one of us for a purpose. Don’t cling on to the bygone. Let the hurt go. Forgive and start giving more love to those whom who need you.
Forgiveness does not mean you erase the past or forget what has happened. It doesn’t even mean the other person will change his behaviour, or you have to accept that person into your life again. All it means is that you are letting go of the anger and pain, and moving on to a better place.
We need to learn to let go. We need to be able to forgive, so we can move on and be happy. Forgiveness can change one’s life.
While it certainly isn’t easy, it is necessary for long-term mental and emotional health.