"It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody."
Forgiveness. It can be so easy to say and, yet so challenging to practice everyday. We have thoughts like, 'this person broke up with me', 'that guy sucks', or 'why can't I be better at my job.' These are the thoughts that require our forgiveness.
Though you may not be aware of it, the energy of those negative thoughts holds you down from moving forward in your life. The lack of forgiveness is like a ghost following you around into your next relationship, job, or just a general day-to-day stuff.
Why is forgiveness so important for us to do in order to move on and thrive? Because the act of forgiveness is moving out of a state of victimhood to a state of wholeness. When we are operating out of a state of victimhood we will continue to attract more situations that make us feel like a victim.
When we truly forgive we free up so much energy and love into our bodies, mind, and spirit.
When I first started doing forgiveness work through A Course in Miracles, I didn't think that I had anyone that I hadn't forgave, but when I dove in deeper I realized that I had a lot of little instances that I was still holding on to within my mind.
Again, why is forgiveness so important for us to move forward and thrive? People are going to fuck up, let you down, say the wrong thing, not do anything you want them to, be oblivious and no matter what you do, the past is the past, the future is unknown, but is shaped by the present.
You want less of all those aforementioned things in your life? Let go of being a victim of this person did that to me, be the bigger kid, forgive them and move forward with you life. Life is so precious don't waste one moment of it because of what has happened in the past.
Forgiveness is liberation. Liberate yourself from the chains of imprisonment of victimhood. The only person that can take away your power is you. As the course in miracles says, you are the light of the world.
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