Let go of that bitterness and anger, the end of year is at hand. It’s the time that we all like to hit the reset button and get a fresh start on life. Many are willing to forgive themselves for those bad living habits of the past and find a new lifestyle.
All sorts of resolutions are being crafted right now, mainly forgiving ourselves for our past behavior. But it takes more than resolutions to change your life; it takes a strong commitment and action.
While resolving to forgive ourselves and move on with life, why not resolve to forgive those who have offended, insulted and hell, out right pissed us off?
You know who they are. They are the friends, co-workers, associates and yes, even our own family members who raised our temperatures considerably during the recent past. By the way, if it’s not recent you should have moved on already anyhow.
During the holiday season we’ve both given and received many great gifts. But have we given one of the greatest gifts of all, forgiveness? There is tremendous power in that one. Forgiving regains a part of our souls and sets us free.
Think of the Future
Until such time that we forgive we are simply harboring resentment, a negative energy. We are holding on to our bruised egos and hurt feelings, but why? The deed has been done and it’s time to move on with life.
I thought you wanted a fresh start. Is it really a fresh start if we drag along old baggage?
Failing to forgive means that any and every time we come into close proximity with the offender, we have to work harder instead of being our natural selves. We’ll waste energy on creating avoidance and limiting tactics or put on that false face, acting as if the past doesn’t matter. Once we forgive, the past truly doesn’t matter because we’ve moved on.
To find true liberation from the circumstance, you must forgive and forget about the past. Focus on what really matters, the rest of your life and your life’s work.
Keep things in perspective and recognize that the past is just that. There is nothing you can do to rewrite the past but there is much you can do to create your future.
So what’s holding you back from forgiving?
You cannot allow someone else to hold a negative power over you and what you are trying going to accomplish in life. If you believe that things happen for a reason, in this case let the reason be that you were tested. But unlike most of us, you have learned to pass the test by letting go. There is no score to settle, no revenge to extract because while doing so, you are placing your future on hold.
Here’s what you need to do, right now.
Find the nearest mirror, look that person in the eye, and resolve to move on, forgiving the negativity of the past and forgetting about getting even.
Forgive and forget.
Two steps to freedom.
How will you move forward from negativity?
Stay Productive, my friends!
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