What Happens When You Don't Forgive?
Forgiveness takes strength, and is essential for your mental health. In life, people will harm us and we need to understand what is required for forgiveness. Ultimately, it is for our well being and for that of society.
When you don't forgive, you give others free rent in your mind. The details of their betrayal haunts you. Constantly. When we don't forgive, our minds turn to revenge. Revenge turns to vendetta and further harm. Nothing good comes from that. Only love and quell hate.
How do we practice forgiveness better, and what takes away from this healing practice? Our pride and ego get in the way every time. How can we forgive the people who harm us carelessly or even worse, with malice aforethought?
Say the words "I forgive you". Will it be easy? No. Not the first time. Mabey not even the 10th time. We need to release the pain from our mind, and give it away. When we take revenge, it feels good for a minute, but it always leads to regret. If we hurt those who hurt us, we are no better than they are.
Practice forgiveness daily. Who will you forgive today?
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