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
Blame, guilt, shame
Sadness or being in a ‘blue funk’
Living a life of ‘less than’
Fixated on the past
Fatigue and lethargy
A sampling of the benefits of forgiving yourself and others:
Peace of mind, body, and spirit
Feelings of connectedness
Willingness to give the benefit of the doubt
No longer a prisoner of guilt, shame, and blame
Resiliency and perseverance
Scary, huh? We’ll talk more about this tomorrow, including how you can move forward on this.
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Your Friend and Pep Pal,