“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”~ Mother Teresa
It has happened to me, to you, to each and every one of us to be hurt by someone in the past and the thing we all may have in common is the fact that we just can’t or don’t want to offer forgiveness to those that have wronged us.
Why is this?
Maybe it’s because most of us believe that when it comes to forgiveness two people have to be involved in the process, but this is not the way things always work. It only takes one person to forgive and that one person is you because you are the one poisoning your Soul with the grudge you are holding onto, you are the one that needs to look inside and see the damage you are doing to yourself.
In order to forgive someone, you don’t necessarily need to reconcile or talk to that person and in the meantime, it doesn’t mean that you should excuse or forget what happened.
Forgiveness is not something you do for the other person, forgiveness is something you do for yourself, for your own peace and happiness. Forgiveness comes from within, and even though sometimes it may seem difficult to forgive when you finally do it, you will feel lighter, happier and more liberated than you’ve ever felt before.
In this inspiring video, you are shown the exact effect forgiveness has on your own happiness when allowing your Soul to be released of any grudges you are holding onto and get rid of the negative emotions you are feeling.
Forgiveness: The Secret to a Happier Life