5 Powerful Benefits of Forgiveness
There are powerful benefits of forgiveness most notably it is a very healing process for yourself. While it can be helpful for the person you’re forgiving, you as the one offering the forgiveness, are the greatest recipient of its extraordinary benefits. This is true not only when you are forgiving another, but also when you are in need of forgiving yourself. Holding onto the pain of past wrongs or having been wronged by someone else or by unpleasant circumstances only serves to keep you angry and prevents you from moving on with your life.
5 Powerful Benefits of Forgiving
1) Forgiveness allows you to reclaim your power to live your life according to what you desire to accomplish. Lengthy resentment, frustration and anger can be tremendous time and dream stealers.
2) The act of forgiveness provides you with a powerful release of emotion to begin the natural healing process.
3) When you forgive, you free yourself from the responsibility of making the offending parties (or yourself) pay for their (or your) actions.
4) Having a forgiving heart can work miracles of many sizes and on multiple levels.
5) Forgiving is an act of courage which helps strengthen you and others around you who experience the shift that happens in you when you forgive.
Consider both the internal and external changes that would occur for you and others in your life if you were to practice having a forgiving nature. How much of your life do you spend holding on to things in the past that you can do nothing about except learn from, grow and move forward? Now, imagine how all of that extra time and energy could, instead, be applied to things that bring you greater happiness and joy!
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