We all do it from time to time.
Whether we’ve felt slighted in a relationship or insulted by an in-law at Thanksgiving, we all hold grudges.
A lot of why we hold grudges and refuse to forgive is subconscious. We walk around like a victim portraying a false sense of valor for the pain that was inflicted on us. In our own mind we’re a hero, sitting high on a perch passing judgment on those that hurt us.
But here’s the danger in that…Nothing and I mean nothing will eat away at you or make you sick like holding a grudge.
That’s why I want to talk to you about the powerful antidote to holding grudges––forgiveness.
The key to forgiveness is understanding that forgiveness is NEVER about the other person. It’s about you. Freeing yourself from this spiritual poison is how you set a path to joy and happiness.
Here’s the #1 truth of your life:
You are in charge of your own happiness.
You are the keeper of your energy.
You are the protector of your soul.
So give it a try. Forgiveness is all that stands between you and letting go of your pain.
With resilience, grace, and love,
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