Thursday, November 15, 2012

Be selfish...forgive

Forgiveness is nothing more than a healing balm for a wound, a remedy for an illness that keeps you feeling sick and keeps you susceptible to staying sick. Not forgiving is like picking at a wound-it will never heal.

Holding on to a grudge keeps your fists closed around the grievance. Remembering the injury keeps you bound to it making life hell-you relive the moment over and over again. That's hell.

To be hurt by what someone has done to you is ok, but to want to stay hurt is not. Staying in this hurtful state will make you bitter-it will make today bitter and your future days bitter as well.

To move from being wounded to healed, bless both the situation and the offender. Forgiveness does not change the changes you. You go from carrying around anger and indignation to finding freedom. When you forgive, you free yourself from the awful job of judging and blaming, you free your time and your thoughts, you free your heart for harmony and peace.

Open your fists and release the grudge. With your hands and your heart empty of resentment, you now have room for laughter, feelings of joy, love and the forgiveness of others.

If you don't want to care about the wrong someone did to you, if you don't want it to matter anymore, if you want to be peaceful, then be selfish...forgive.

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