|Set yourself free!|
So, you've been hurt, disrespected, or any number of aggravated 'assaults' upon your person, your character, your life. It's nasty. I know. I've had my share. And I have carried a lot of resentment and anger over the years.
Has all that emotion served me? Yes. It has served me well. It allowed me to stay wrapped in self-pity for a lot of years. And it felt good, justified, even necessary.
Until I realized that, as the saying goes, while I was holding the grudge, they were out dancing. Turns out, all that bitterness was hurting only one person: Me.
It was tough, but I finally discovered the secret to forgiveness. Take it or leave it but this is all there is to it. Get this and you go free:
Forgiveness is simply letting go of the desire, the need, to punish.
The only person you let off the hook is you. And the path turns gold.
"One joy scatters a hundred griefs." Chinese Proverb