Are you able to forgive and forget? Are you able to forgive and move on? These are two very deep questions that I encourage you to truly contemplate. The answer has the ability to change your life.
Why Should I?
Many of you are thinking these exact words as you begin to read this. Why should I forgive that person for what they did to me? It was a terrible act. They shouldn't have done it. It was mean. It hurt me greatly. While all of these things maybe true, the answer doesn't lie in those questions.
Do It For You
When we decide to forgive someone for what they did or said to you, we aren't forgiving that person for their benefit. It is for OURS! We are doing it for our inner peace. So we can move on without that deep hurt. Many times the person that did the hurtful act or said the mean words, has long moved on and may not even realize the hurt they inflicted. This is all about you and nobody else. They don't even have to know you are doing the forgiving because this is an inside job. One that is done for you, by you and with only you.
Give It A Try
I encourage you to truly give it a try. Not half way or three quarters. Go all in. Sit in silence and do the work. Forgive that person with all your heart and soul. The positive effects on your life will be profound.
"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you"
Lewis B. Smedes
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