Forgiveness is a tough subject. It’s not easy and it can be hard to ‘forgive and forget’ in order to move on. Sometimes we don’t want to forgive someone for hurting us, or even someone we love, because we feel that then the person has been ‘let off the hook’.
But what I’ve learnt about forgiveness is that it’s not about the other person, AT ALL. Forgiveness is about YOU.
It’s about letting go of that hurt and anger (& even resentment) that sits in our hearts and brings us down. Forgiveness is about breaking the tie that the other person holds over you; their energy, the energy of the situation, the emotions that you feel toward them. Forgiveness is about releasing YOUrself.
Forgiveness can be practiced for small things like silly arguments with your partner, a friend letting you down, and even you practicing forgiveness toward yourself. Forgiveness is also a huge part of the healing process when it comes to bigger issues… and I promise you this – it is truly empowering.
Today I wanted to share my favourites tools to help the process when working through forgiveness.