Saturday, December 29, 2018

Forgiveness..Moving From Bitter to Better

Forgiveness is a conscious decision to cease harboring negative feelings towards others whom you feel have either knowingly or unknowingly...intentionally or unintentionally cause you physical or emotional harm. For so many of us we move through our lives....year to year...holding onto bitterness and strife which only serves to keep us prisoners in our own mind. I know for myself I spent countless days pondering on questions that had no prudent answer.  It was only when I accepted that I not only needed to forgive myself but more importantly those individuals who hurt me deserved my forgiveness was I been able to heal. Wayne Dyers stated that "forgiveness means that you fill yourself with love and you radiate that love outward and refuse to hang onto the venom or hatred that was engendered by the behaviors that caused the wounds.
When I think of forgiveness my thoughts turn to God. The Bible is full of verse on this topic. There is no way for us to deny that God forgives the worst of our sins and always grants us a "second chance".  Through forgiveness we can move forward from hatred, grievance and strife to the path of inner and outer peace.
It is through forgiveness that one opens their heart to an energy of love which can pass on to others around us. Ultimately that energy creates the atmosphere of harmony, happiness and compassion in our homes, our community and our lives. 
So as 2018 comes to its conclusion and we move into a New Year...step BOLDLY into 2019 with a firm determination to leave behind all feelings of unforgiveness and free yourself  to receive inner peace that will change your life. Let 2019 be your year free of bitter and full of BETTER.

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