Forgiving others is essential for spiritual growth. Your experience of someone who has hurt you, while painful, is now nothing more than a thought or feeling that you carry around. These thoughts of resentment, anger, and hatred represent slow, debilitating energies that will dis-empower you if you continue to let these thoughts occupy space in your head. If you could release them, you would know peace.
The act of forgiveness could lead to lower stress, lower blood pressure, a stronger immune system, and may decrease some risk factors for heart problems. Forgiveness is about freeing ourselves so that we can move forward in our lives.
Here are 7 tips you can try y if you feel that you are ready to forgive:
Brainstorm how you’d be most comfortable communicating your forgiveness
Realize you have a choice
Look for the Positive
Think of each mistake as a learning experience
Set clear boundaries and stick to them