5 Reasons to Let Go of Resentments and Forgive

“To let go of resentments is to free yourself from the prison of your attachments – to any past pains and hurts and realize that forgiveness was always the key to your freedom.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc

Forgiveness is the key to your freedom

How wonderful it is to walk through life with a heart filled with love and a mind that is at peace;

How wonderful it is to discover that when you forgive another, you are in fact healing the wounds they left in your heart;

How wonderful it is to offer your love to those who might have hurt you – willingly or unwillingly, and discover that in loving Them you are in fact freeing your Self.

Forgiveness is the key to your freedom, the way back to your Self. And the list below is meant to inspire you to realize just that.

5 Reasons to Let Go of Resentments and Forgive

1. When you let go of resentments you bring Life back into your life.

Love is the source of all Life – it is the glue that holds everything together – to love is to live and to live is to forgive. 

When you forgive, you liberate yourself from the chains of resentments and bring Life back into your life. When you forgive, you become FREE – free the mistakes of the past, free from pain and suffering, and free from everything holding you back in life. 

Through the act of forgiveness, you return to Life, you return to Love, and you return to Self…

2. When you forgive, you take back your Power.

By letting go of resentments, you take back your power and you go from perceiving yourself as a Victim to realizing that you are a Powerful Creator. The events of the past are of the past and belong in the past. What people did or didn’t do to you – back then, is now just a memory – and a memory isn’t more powerful than you yourself are. 

You let it all go.

When you let go of resentments and forgive, you no longer give power over you to anything or anyone – not even your painful memories.

When you forgive the mistakes of the past – yours and of others, and step back into the Present moment, you step back into the Truth of who you are… You step back into your Power. 

3. When you let go of resentments, you heal your life. 

At the end of the day, it really does not matter what others did to you, or how life treated you. All that matters is what you do with whatever life sends your way. All that matters is how you choose to respond to the dark situations and painful interactions that come your way.

When you make a decision to embrace a forgiving attitude and let go of resentments, you make peace with the past and you heal your future. In doing so, you keep the errors of the past from repeating themselves – in your present and future life. 

When you let go of resentments, you heal yourself and you heal your life. 

4. When you forgive, you return to peace.

Just as the sun does not turn dark because the clouds are passing by, in the same way, we shouldn’t turn bitter just because so many people are. Nor should we lose our inner peace just because the world seems to have no peace. 

By putting aside the dark and painful memories of the past; by letting go of all that no longer serves you, you prove to yourself that your inner peace is a lot more important than anything else – even more important than getting even and being right. 

And when your inner peace is more important than keeping scores and getting even, you are FREE!

5. When you let go of resentments, you discover that everybody is doing the best they know how.

There is no such thing as a perfect human being. To be human is to make mistakes – to hurt and get hurt. It’s all part of life – all part of our humanity.

And when you truly understand this, you can’t help but forgive everyone for being human. You can’t help but forgive everyone – yourself including, for their mistakes and ignorance.

When you let go of resentments and forgive, you discover that people do the best they know how. And when they will know better, they do better…

And these are the 5 Reasons to Let Go of Resentments and Forgive. I hope you will apply them to your life. And I hope you will allow forgiveness to free your heart from all that pain so that you can allow Love to take its place. 

~love, Luminita 💫

** What about you? When was the last time you truly, deeply forgave someone? It can be someone in your past or present, or it can even be you. You can share your comment in the comment section below 🙂

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Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita, the Founder of PurposeFairy, is an enthusiastic student of the arts, psychology, and spirituality. Her acclaimed blog post, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy , was shared by over 1.3 million people on Facebook. Later on, it became the heart of her book, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy., book that was published by Penguin Random House. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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