No one can change the past, but you do have the power to upgrade how you feel about it, and that makes all the difference. You can take your power back from all those painful memories, and make peace with your past.
Forgiveness heals the guilt and the hurt, and does this quietly, privately, and thoroughly. Forgiveness does not mean that you let anyone off the hook, it means that your present happiness is more important than your past suffering. Forgiveness does not mean that you condone the hurtful things done to you, it means that you reclaim your right to run your own life.
Right now those hurtful things are running your life, and how is that working for you? The people who hurt you may have ruined your yesterdays, but only you are in charge of your tomorrows. And if you feel guilt over people that you have hurt, forgiving yourself will heal you and allow you to move forward with a happier attitude and a healthier body. Here is why forgiveness is always the best option.
Because Compassion Is Beautiful And Everyone Makes Mistakes
Everybody makes mistakes! Everybody gets caught in some kind of lie or misunderstanding and all of that ends up ruining your whole relationship. Is it worth it? Now if we’re talking about someone who is constantly making mistakes, do what you think is best for you. But just remember that forgiveness is always a two way street. One day you’re going to do something to someone that will result in them choosing to forgive you or not.
Because Living In The Past Is Never Good
Sometimes the best way to grow is to live in the moment, not the past. People who hold grudges are always inclined to talk about what happened “five months ago” or “last year” when really all we have is right now. Is it worth it to continuously live in the past and worry about some silly thing someone did?
Because Forgiving DOES NOT Mean You Forget
When you forgive someone, it just means that you release all that negative energy you’ve kept pinned up inside of you and you give it away to the universe. You don’t have to forget what they did, and you are fully in your right to behave with caution around them, to distrust them for a little bit, at least until you build that trust back. Until then, forgive them but proceed with caution.
Because Forgiveness Creates Peace Of Mind
When you forgive someone, you allow yourself to open up to new things and give yourself peace of mind. This also helps with stress, which can affect everything in your life. When you are constantly focused on something that you can’t let go of, your entire life is affected by it.