“If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.” –Mother Theresa
Life’s too short for keeping grudges. The body needs healing and the best way to provide it with soul food is forgiving. Learning to forgive can help a person move ahead in life. It's a continuous process that one needs to learn and practice.
Is it easy to forgive someone?
Here I would share an incident narrated by a wise old man.
"Once I met someone during the conversation I had a heated argument with him which made me angry until I realized that was doing he must be having a peaceful sleep and here I am tormenting myself so I decided to change my way of approach in life".
So actually we are punishing ourselves for someone else's mistakes sounds ridiculous. There are many things we have been accumulating on our psyche for years, now is the time to let it go.
How do you liberate yourself?
“Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.” –Nelson Mandela
A simple therapy of letting go of things and feelings which weigh us down needs practice but it’s worth a try.
Leading by example my son was bullied in school by kids , he was depressed and was not interested in going to school and his grades were suffering , mind you he is brilliant and have been a bright student along with positive and well behaved certificates awarded by school since kindergarten , coming back to the point we did lots of counseling but it takes time in healing his grandparents also helped him by making a list of all the bullies and forgiving them one by one and making it a practice ,I kid you not it really helped and improved his personality in a positive way.
So make a grocery list of all the negative energies and toxic relationships in your lives and eliminate them, stand in front of a mirror and repeat that you forgive them. Holding onto the rotten memories will lead us to nowhere but in turn, will hurt the soul and lead us to the path of self-destruction anxiety and depression. But is it so easy to let go?......Yes it is once you began to practice it religiously.
The above process helps us to be positive and optimistic and focus on important goals in life and keeps our psyche in peace.
There is already a Forgiveness Day in August, founded by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance, but the Forgiveness Day on 7th July was founded by CECA (Christian Embassy of Christ’s Ambassadors), though really both days have essentially the same message; to forgive!
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