I give the gift of forgiveness to myself by letting go of the pain that I have been holding on to. I release the negative energy inside myself that eats away at my heart.
Forgiving someone doesn’t mean that I condone or excuse their behavior. It doesn’t mean that I have to continue an ongoing relationship with them. Under no circumstances am I required to continue to accept unacceptable behavior (like emotional, physical, or sexual abuse).
Forgiveness is for me because it frees me from the prison that I put myself in. I give myself the gift of forgiveness so that I might find peace. With each act of forgiveness, whether small or great, I move forward toward wholeness. When I forgive those who have hurt me, I take away their power to continue to harm me.
There is no peace without forgiveness.
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