Any dictionary definition of the word “forgive” implies that one no longer holds any emotional charge about whatever specific event or circumstance caused one to feel hurt or angry. However, getting to that emotional state isn’t always easy. And, I have a different take on what it means to forgive and the act of forgiveness. In the beautiful Peace Prayer by St. Francis, he says, “It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.” So, forgiveness is not something we do for others, it is something we do for ourselves. Anything that makes us feel less than at peace contributes to pain, resentment and leads to emotions of fear, anger and depression. As Nelson Mandela is noted as saying, “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies,”
You must let go of the past and focus your energy and thoughts in the here and now in order to be able to forgive. Forgiveness is the greatest act of courage and the sweetest gift you can give to yourself. Forgiveness can set you free to soar to success. Until you are able to truly forgive, you live in a self-designed prison. But once you forgive yourself for even thinking that someone has done you wrong, then you can begin to act in unison with love and integrity. This freedom that comes with forgiveness is an act of grace from which you can begin to experience great clarity and personal power.
If you have trouble forgiving and releasing feelings of resentment, you could be functioning from subconscious beliefs that no longer serve you. You may well benefit from meditation, coaching or other therapies. I offer a range of transformational programs from coaching and mentoring to live events. My passion is helping people wake up to their power. Please visit my website at www.kantamotwani.com to explore the programs that will be a good fit for you.
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