The Art of Forgiveness – 2 Minute Read

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a great day!

Late last night, I received an email asking me to write a post on forgiveness.   Let’s be honest, it’s not easy forgiving someone, and it could be even more difficult forgiving yourself.  It took me a while to get to a place where I was comfortable forgiving myself, and those around me.  What I’ve learned over the years, is that forgiving someone else isn’t for their conscience to be clear.  The act of forgiving someone is so you can move forward with your own life. How can you truly be able to notice life’s opportunities if hate and pain is weighing you down? Sometimes we miss the best opportunities, because we’re still focused on what we or someone else did years ago.  Forgiveness to me is an art, and it takes time so be patient.

If this is something you’re struggling with here are a few tips to help

  1. Never go to bed angry

Going to bed angry is always a bad idea.  You’ll wake up in a terrible mood and that’s not the way to start your day.

  1. Knowing the part you played

Blaming other is sometimes the easier way out.  It’s easy to blame others and miss the role we played sometimes.  Take a step back and analyze the role you played in the situation.

  1. Live for today

Revisiting and focusing on things in the past is exhausting.  By living in the past you miss the opportunities of today.

  1. Be water, my friend

This quote by Bruce Lee is one of my favorite quotes of all time.  Sometimes it’s best to just go with the flow.  It’ll be hard to move forward, but it’ll be worth it. Be water, my friend

 

Feel free to comment some strategies for forgiveness you may already use.

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(Photo by Sharath C George.)

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2 Comments

  1. Nia
    11/27/2017

    I really like the 4th one. I would also add do it on your own terms, like you shouldn’t feel forced or rushed by other people

  2. Great words to live by. Although hard to do sometimes, it is always best to forgive and forget. To worry about only the things that are under our control. Well written

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