"So do you want to be right or do you want to be free?"
Forgiveness can really be a big challenge in our life.
We tend to hold on to it like it is a treasure, but truly it is not! Forgiveness should become part of our self journey and growth to overcome obstacles in our life.
Yes it is true, when we are unable to forgive others we are literally creating obstacles for ourselves in our journey. By not forgiving, we still get to hold on to our dis-empowering story, our pain, as well as our past.
That past still has a strong hold on our life and our future. We are keeping our energy space cluttered rather than open and spacious. By forgiving we can erase the old and recreate new experiences that empower us. You can not create a new beautiful space if it is still full with old clutter.
Forgiveness sets us free so we can leave the past behind and move forward to recreate a life we love. Forgiveness is truly a gift you give yourself and your life.
Once you can forgive yourself, it will become easier to forgive others. Yes we have all been hurt by others and yes we have all hurt others; it should not be a life sentence. This is a part of our growth and development to do better in our future and change.
I am sure you are not the same person you were 10 years ago. Can you forgive yourself? Then you must learn to forgive others! The more we can do the work within ourselves, the easier it will be to shine it on others. We are like mirrors where what we manifest or create in ourselves gets reflected on others and makes it easier for them to shine as well. Sometimes the people who are the closest to us are the hardest to forgive. We want to make them pay and suffer and therefore, we continue to suffer ourselves.
Those people need our forgiveness the most and we need theirs. We all do the best we can with what we know at the time. You can not change when you do not have the proper tools to do better. Change starts and ends with you. Forgive because life is too short to hold onto anger and resentment. Set yourself free and help others set themselves free as well. It really is a win-win situation. Remove the obstacles that are blocking your life and create peace, love and harmony.