Are you holding on to ill feelings towards someone? A divorced spouse, old boyfriend, an old friend or co-worker? If so you're doing yourself a grave disservice by not forgiving the person and moving on with your life. That's right, I said moving on with your life.
When we opt not to forgive someone because they've hurt us, that person is still very much in control of every aspect of our lives. How is that you ask? So glad you asked. That person that you're holding to the alt has moved on with their life yet everytime you hear a certain song on the radio, or go to a certain location that you and that person frequented, you are consumed with the negative energy that results from that individual crossing your mind. This is neither mentally healthy, nor is it beneficial for supporting physical health.
Let me leave you with a quote from Oprah from an interview clip I watched some time ago.
"Forgiveness is not forgetting what happened. Forgiveness is about accepting that something has happened that was not okay. Forgiveness is actually the power to give up the hope from the past that things could be different". 💙💜💙