Forgiveness Again and Again

How would your life be different if you didn’t play the victim?

How can you stop telling yourself a story that is no longer true for you?

How can you let go of grudges, hate, resentment and find peace? power-of-forgiveness_t

Each day we have around 70,000 thoughts. Of those 70k thoughts only 1% are new. This means that most of the thoughts we have in our heads are lies that are playing on repeat on a track over and over again.

WOW!

The great news we have the power over our minds. We have the opportunity each day to change our thoughts, thus changing the outcome of our lives. This part is two fold. First letting go of the lies we tell ourselves and second, forgiving ourselves for the past.

SO much of what we tell ourselves are lies, blame, guilt and a huge part of that is letting go. Letting go of what you think someone or something should look or be like. Dropping into the present with no expectations and non-judgments. After you have let go comes the even harder part….forgiveness.

Good Lord this is tough! I admit I struggle deeply with forgiveness.

Now lets be clear, forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is not about being a victim, or co-dependent or small. Forgiveness takes courage. Forgiveness takes pride. Forgiveness starts with yourself. You, yes you are your own worst critic. Some of the things you say to yourself you would never say to others. You would never talk to your best friend the way your talk to yourself.

Forgiving yourself is simply letting go of what you are holding against yourself so that you can move on. If God has moved on, shouldn’t we do the same? As the bible States God forgives 70x 7 times. God forgives Rape, Murder, Adultery, Stealing ,Lying etc 

Although the idea of forgiveness can be very difficult and bring up a lot of emotions lets take a deeper look.

How we can first forgive ourselves? What are we not forgiving ourselves for that is holding us back? How can we forgive others when we cannot forgive ourselves?

Ultimately forgiveness starts within.

 

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