Through forgiveness we release negative emotions and mental pain that keeps us trapped in misery and despair. It is not truly about the other person at all. Forgiveness is an inside job. If you were the one wronged there is no need to ask the other person to forgive you. They have no idea that you are holding feelings of anger and resentment against them. Forgiveness is truly a method designed for your own healing. It catapults you into the success of your own life as you begin to move forward again with an open heart.
I have discussed forgiveness here on many occasions, however just talking about forgiveness without giving insight to the effects non-forgiveness has warrants a deeper understanding of how truly forgiving someone frees us to experience all of L.I.F.E. (Living in Full Expectancy – of all our good.)
When we have been wronged we process the pain and hurt and internalize it because it becomes deeply personal. This crystallizes in our experience as resentment.
Resentment is a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury. It is deep-rooted bitterness. It is internalized and deeply buried anger that controls your emotions, cements your beliefs, enrages your ego and even contorts your facial expressions and body language.
Someone once said that the effects of resentment are like burning your house down to catch a mouse. Resentment controls all your actions through a belief system that…
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