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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Forgiving Yourself is Learning to Move On

Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.

Forgiveness is another one of those hard lessons that we have to learn from an early age.  It's not something that comes naturally to people even though it should.  It's not something that we can easily do either even though we should.  When we forgive, we are taking the power back from whoever did us wrong, and we are controlling the situation and admitting what we did was wrong, but also that we want to move on from the situation.  This quote up top basically makes a good point.  A lot of the time it's more painful to forgive someone and move on, then the actual wound that we suffered from.  Forgiveness is putting your pride aside and saying.."I am going to forgive you because I want to move on."  It's easier said than done obviously, but practicing it makes perfect.  And one of the ways to make this easier... is to forgive yourself first.  Forgive yourself from whatever you did and say "I'm done letting this control my life and bring me down...I'm letting go, forgiving myself and moving on." Even if they do not forgive you, you can still be free from the guilt and shame because you took the first step and forgave yourself.  So learn from your mistakes and learn to forgive yourself no matter if that person will not or doesn't want to forgive you...why hold on to the guilt, if you know you can be free inside and be happy?

Question to answer:
What is one thing today that you can forgive yourself on and move on?  Comment below.



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