Self-Forgiveness: Why Forgiveness, Including Self-Forgiveness, is Important

 

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We all know forgiveness is important, but it’s so hard to do!  As a result, we don’t actively work on forgiving and letting go.  We don’t realize the terrible toll it’s taking on us and how it’s hampering our efforts of crafting a soul-prospering life.

Here’s a sampling of what you can look forward to if you have trouble forgiving, whether it’s forgiving others or yourself:

Impatience and frustration

Fits of anger

Difficulty getting along with others

Rigid personality

Being judgmental

Perfectionism

Blame, guilt, shame

Sadness or being in a ‘blue funk’

Depression

Negative thinking

Living a life of ‘less than’

Envy

Fixated on the past

Fatigue and lethargy

Stress

Cold-hearted

 

A sampling of the benefits of forgiving yourself and others:

Peace of mind, body, and spirit

Optimism

Forward looking

Feelings of connectedness

Willingness to give the benefit of the doubt

No longer a prisoner of guilt, shame, and blame

Energetic

Resiliency and perseverance

Freedom

Creative

Generous

 

Scary, huh?  We’ll talk more about this tomorrow, including how you can move forward on this.

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Lauren

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