Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Learn To Forgive

                                           "Holding a grudge is letting someone live
                                                         rent-free in your head."

A lot of times we will allow our wounds from the past to bleed into our future.
We must learn to heal those wounds once and for all if we are going to be able to live a happy and fulfilled life. But often people will bond with their wounds from their childhood and the past. Most of our unhealed wounds come from parents, siblings and ex-lovers.

We must learn to forgive others and ourselves so that we can let go and move on with our lives.

If you missed Monday's blog.....here it is.....Close The Wound

Today I want to talk about forgiveness.
I read a fantastic book this month and the name of it is .....
The Book of Forgiving.....written by Desmond & Mpho Tutu.

In this book they talk about that if we don't forgive a person we will be chained to them for the rest of our lives. As long as we have hatred and anger towards this person that hurt us we will remain in prison and they will be the prison guard that will continue to hold the key to our happiness.

When we forgive we are taking back the control in our lives. The control over our destiny, our feelings and emotions. In other words..... we set ourselves free. We don't forgive to help the other person. We don't forgive because of others. We forgive to make ourselves feel better and to be able to move on with our own lives. We are helping ourselves.
When we can let things go..... we become free from the past instead of being chained to it forever.

As long as we can't forgive we will remain in our own pain and also in prison.

Forgiveness will sooth depressions, give us renewed hope and it will it make the anger go away.
To hang on to rage and bitterness and to constantly live with stress can hurt our bodies as well as our souls and our spirits.

Fantastic book.....I recommend reading it..... even if you don't feel like you need to forgive anyone.

The Book of Forgiving by Desmond & Mpho Tutu.
(Swedish title is Förlåtelse.)

                                       Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

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