We’ve all experienced some levels of hurt and disappointments in our lives. It may have taken the form of a friend who betrayed us, a family member who disappointed us, or an individual who caused some harm to our loved one. While some of the wounds are shallow and relatively easy to forget, others run deep, causing some to harbor anger or may seek revenge. Others choose a second option….to forgive and forget.

Forgiveness does not mean suppressing your feelings or pretending the anger doesn’t exist. Instead, forgiveness requires a conscious decision to release your resentments and thoughts of revenge. It also calls on you to acknowledge and practice the full range of emotions that you possess, such as grief and anger as well as kindness and compassion – even towards someone who has hurt you deeply.

“Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”


As you see the key is that forgiving doesn’t mean forgetting, nor does it mean approving, what someone did. It just means that you’re letting go of the anger towards the person. The power of forgiveness.

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