There are unseen ropes that connect us to every activity in life. Some of the events are very terrible to look back at, while some brings us joy each time we remember them. But these connections ensure that we get rewards attached to those events before such connections could be severed. These have led to various warnings and admonitions “owe no man anything but love”. So with all these bonds and connections, one thing now comes in which is “FORGIVENESS”. When we forgive we are actually doing ourselves more good than the person we have forgiven. Remember the popular saying:
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Lewis B. Smedes
Forgiveness is only appropriate when an offense has been committed and the offense has caused damage. When an offense has been committed against you, it is critical to recognize and admit the reality of the offense. Overcoming denial may be difficult, but it is important. Forgiveness does not ignore the reality of an offense but, in fact, validates that the offense did indeed occur.
Whether you need to forgive others or need to forgive yourself. The beauty is that forgiveness sets us free.
Believe me or not there are certain forms of physical and emotional illness associated with un-forgiveness.
When a part of you is chained, it affects your progress in life. If you want success, then practice forgiveness.
It has been discovered that people who carry a lot of resentments, hatred and bitterness suffer from psychosomatic illnesses and disorders. Psychosomatic illnesses come from both mind and emotional stressors that take their toll and manifestations on the physical body. Such illnesses are manifested through mental and emotional breakdown, cardiac problems resulting to heart disease and elevated blood pressure resulting to strokes and a lot more.
Learn to forgive yourself; if you deserve forgiveness, others deserve it too. If you have been hurt by someone, something, event, forgiveness is the start of the healing process.