Release yourself. Forgive others. This is in your own interest. When you release others, you are also releasing yourself. This decision can only come from a place of love.
“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”
― Peter Ustinov
Do It For Love’s Sake
You’ve got to make a decision. A decision that is based on love. Do it for your own self.
“The truth is unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
― Steve Maraboli
Clear Up For New To Come
Don’t we all feel good when we clean our spaces? It feels good to clear the clutter. A clean space represents possibilities. Let go of things that do not serve you.
When we let go of the old patterns. When we allow the memories of hurt to fade away. It clears our mind.
What good does it do to us if we keep on reliving all those not so good experiences? That can really not do any good for us. Rather it enslaves us.
So to be free, we must just forgive and move on. When we make space in our own minds, we create a life that is full of possibilities.
“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”
― Roy T. Bennett
If You Can’t Forgive At Least Be Willing To
If we can’t forgive, we can at least be willing to forgive. Isn’t it?
“People have to forgive. We don’t have to like them, we don’t have to be friends with them, we don’t have to send them hearts in text messages, but we have to forgive them, to overlook, to forget. Because if we don’t we are tying rocks to our feet, too much for our wings to carry!”
― C. JoyBell C.
Here’s what you could try whenever you think of the hurt and pain caused to you by someone.
Heal Yourself With Love
Whenever you feel angry and emotional about it, take a moment.
- Say, “I am willing to forgive you.”
- Repeat for a few times every time those memories come back.
- Repeat assertively, “I am willing to forgive you.”
This simple practice will lend you the power to continue. Gradually it will get easier to say this. Forgive, do it for love’s sake.
Also, imagine how would it feel like in your body and in your mind when you completely are free from this burden of pain.
“Turn down the volume of your negative inner voice and create a nurturing inner voice to take its place. When you make a mistake, forgive yourself, learn from it, and move on instead of obsessing about it. Equally important, don’t allow anyone else to dwell on your mistakes or shortcomings or to expect perfection from you.”
― Beverly Engel
Do you agree that it’s important to forgive? Are you willing to release yourself, forgive forever?
Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Written By: Deepti Daryanani