When the word “forgiving” is mentioned, who comes to your mind? What person or what is the experience that you feel you will never forget or never forgive? Take a moment and reflect, who or what holds you captive in your past and doesn’t allow you to live an abundant life?
Forgiveness is the present you give to yourself. There’s no other conclusion except freedom for you to live the life you were meant to live. Past relationships that keep you stuck, hurt, emotional feelings carried forward is bound to you until you release them.
Forgiving yourself is often the first step for putting up with and allowing painful experiences in your life to happen. So go ahead, forgive yourself and forgive others who have caused this pain, say it out loud, write it down, or just in your mind, whatever it takes, just release the experience and start living your life. It’s not complicated, just put it into motion and watch what happens.
The bitterness and old pains will start to roll off your shoulders as you let it go and your heart is open wide to give and receive love. Sounds corny, but it works when you’re truly able to forgive and unburden yourself and make the shift.
Remember, we do not need to know how to forgive. All we have to do is be willing to forgive.