Forgive and be free!

Thoughts about forgiveness…

We’ve all been erred before, or vice versa. And how did you handle it?

Come to think of it…. “Forgiveness is letting go of grudges and bitterness.”

It can help free you from the control of the person who harmed you. Sometimes, forgiveness might even lead to feelings of understanding, empathy and compassion for the one who hurt you. Forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting or excusing the harm done to you.

“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.”

Forgiveness will not be possible until compassion is born in your heart.

  • Thich Nhat Hanh

Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.

  • Isaac Friedmann

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

  • Paul Boese

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

  • Havelock Ellis

Capping out with these final thoughts…

Carrying a grudge can be terribly difficult work that brings you nothing of value. Forgive, and be forever free of that burden. Remaining offended by the words or actions of another can be quite painful and terribly distracting. Forgive, and the pain is suddenly gone for good.

If someone hurts you, if someone wrongs you, do you really want to perpetuate and multiply that damage? Is it really in your best interest to give your time, energy and attention to keeping the pain alive? Forgive, and move on past it. Forgive, and put yourself back in positive control.

Forgiveness does not mean that you allow others to take advantage of you. It simply means that you allow yourself to move positively forward, regardless of what others say or do.

Even if the other person doesn’t deserve it, you deserve the opportunity to leave the pain behind. Forgive, and be free.

Published by thetimessite

I’m the founder of Enjoy Weekend Guide. Running multiple businesses has its challenges, yet I love it. I’m also the CEO/Founder of Mountain Creek Coffee, family- owned business. So just a little about me and my endeavors that keep me busy.

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