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How To Let Go Of Emotional Baggage

22 June 2017 Written by 

Lugging emotional pain around gets mighty tiresome! Sure, it’s comforting to hang on to the pain because then I can blame someone else for how badly I’m feeling.

Unfortunately, my pain is not hurting anyone but myself.

Refusing to let go of the pain means that I have been refusing to forgive. I am tired of carrying around the pain, so today is the day.

I now make the decision to forgive. I am willing to let go of the grievance, resentment, and unforgiveness that I have felt toward those who have caused me pain. I am willing to accept them as they are, not as how I wished they might have been.

I am completely ready to stop looking at myself as a victim. I am ready to forgive because that is an appropriate expression of love. I am ready to accept that all that has happened to me has helped me to be the person I am today, to find recovery, healing, forgiveness, and love. I am ready to accept that the harmful experiences I have gone through have actually enriched my life. I am ready and willing to look at those who have caused me pain as my teachers rather than my enemies. I am ready and willing to accept the humanity of those who have harmed me, and in return offer them respect for the divinity within them.

Today is my day of freedom!

Content Originally Published By:  Amy T. @ Blogspot.com

 

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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