Forgiving others you’re still enraged by? Someone who doesn’t deserve forgiveness? Someone who continues to hurt people without care or concern? I know. Crazy right?!
Forgiving Others to Accept Yourself
Yup. Gotta do it.
It’s your only path to peace and freedom.
“There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves.” ~Eugene Kennedy
You can try every other path known to man and you will not find the promised land until you forgive.
Even more importantly, if you won’t forgive them, you can’t truly accept yourself.
Yes, they are connected. Your ability to let go of resentment to your partner, child, family member, friend, or a stranger is tied to your ability to love yourself without judgement.
Besides, the whole painful experience has so much to teach you.
“If you being in a situation that hurt you deeply has awakened you to the need to have boundaries about something, grab the lesson and run with it.” ~Baggage Reclaim
So, the next time that person pops into your mind. Don’t hate them.
Bless them with love. That’s right. Send them love.
Because it will change your heart and mind.
You will be the one who feels lighter and more free.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
The 21 Day Forgiving Others Challenge
I triple dog dare you to try it for 21 straight days.
And if that doesn’t work, do it for another 21. Your life WILL change.
“Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.” ~Desmond Tutu
I teach this entire concept as the final module in my online divorce recovery course.
It’s life changing stuff.
And, every time a life is changed, it echoes for generations.
“Forgiveness doesn’t excuse their behavior; forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying your heart.” ~Dawn Wiggins
Sending a 21 day challenge and a hug!