We’ve all been in situations where someone has wronged us, and we couldn’t find it within ourselves to forgive them. “He cheated on me, she lied to me, he took all the credit for my work, I caught my best friend talking about me behind my back.” In situations like these you’re 100% justified in your anger, they’re in the wrong and you’re in the right so it’s easy to stay mad, especially if the offense was one you deemed unforgivable. But what if I said to just let it all go? Now I’m not saying go back to your cheating partner and forget everything he/she has done, but what I am saying is to just let it go.
Our society is so messed up that we have it embedded in our minds that it’s okay to never forgive, or comply with that infamous saying “forgive but never forget”. In my opinion that actually doesn’t make sense, if we don’t forget it then how are we forgiving them? How are we able to move on? There’s a good reason to learn how to let it go. Learning to forgive those who have “done us wrong” may not always be easy, but it’s definitely worth it. Learning how to let go of what they did gives you a clearer vision, helps you learn from that particular situation. It also shows maturity and growth. So with that said here are some reason why forgiving is important…
⁃Once you have forgiven anyone in your life you feel has wronged you, you’ll find that you have more time for thinking productive and useful thoughts rather than negative ones.
⁃Forgiving those who have done you wrong gives you the power back.
⁃Forgiveness is an act of strength.
⁃Forgiving helps you finally move on.
⁃Forgiveness is mainly for YOUR own benefit, not for the benefit of the person you are forgiving. As long as you are feeling like a victim, you are carrying a heavy burden.
⁃Forgiving is good for the body and soul. It puts your minds at ease.
⁃And last but not least, YOU can finally be happy again.
Forgiving isn’t always easy but once you forgive, you let go of everything and become happier than before. Forgive the person that hurt you, forgive the person that cheated on you, forgive the person that lied to you, forgive the person that backstabbed you and you will eventually have peace. Let go of all the pain you kept inside for so long and you can finally feel relieved; be happy.
I think this is something we all need to work on and master. I am.