Forgiveness is for yourself, not for others

Koffee with Joe

Forgive anyone who has caused you pain or harm. Keep in mind that forgiving is not for others. It is for you. Forgiving is not forgetting. It is remembering without anger. It frees up your power, heals your body, mind and spirit. Forgiveness opens up a pathway to a new place of peace where you can persist despite what has happened to you.

~ Les Brown

Sometimes the hurt is very deep, such as when a spouse or a parent who have hurt us so badly or when we are victims of crime, or when we’ve been bullied at school or work l. Anyone who has suffered a grievous hurt knows that when our inner world is badly disrupted, it’s difficult to concentrate on anything other than our turmoil or pain. When we hold on to hurt, we are emotionally and cognitively hobbled, and our relationships suffer, but at some…

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