Wednesday, November 26, 2014

3 Life-Giving Ideas about Forgiveness

Post written by Raymund Tamayo

Photo credit: christianity.about.com

Forgive anyone for anything as soon as possible.

This is the most essential component of inner healing.

The truth is that forgiveness is for your benefit. Unforgiveness is basically the same as drinking poison and then expecting the object of your resentment to die.

Medical studies suggest that forgiveness, or unforgiveness, has a huge effect on the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of a person.

It was proven that withholding forgiveness disrupts the natural rhythm and functions of the body, which results in debilitating diseases and health conditions such as stroke, hypertension, and heart attacks.

Forgiveness not only heals you physically, but spiritually as well.

Many have wasted whole years feeling resentful instead of spending them in living a life of peace and happiness.

Unforgiveness makes you think badly of other people, which robs away joy, happiness, and positivity in life.

Your emotions are healthy when you don’t hold a grudge or think ill of anyone.

Here are 3 life-giving ideas about forgiveness:

1. Forgive everyone and anyone, including yourself

Give it freely to everybody without any preference or favoritism. And that includes even yourself.

There are a lot of people who refuse to forgive themselves. No matter how terrible it is that you did, you need to realize that you can be forgiven.

Sometimes it is actually easier to forgive others, but self-forgiveness is also as important.

2. Do it willingly and without delay

The secret to forgiveness is to give it as fast as possible.

Withholding forgiveness deceives the mind and the heart, filling them with negative thoughts, feelings, and perceptions.

It is similar to harboring an internal saboteur. It suppresses you from doing anything meaningful with your life as you are consumed with anger and bitterness.

3. Let go completely

It doesn’t mean that you forget about the offense and allow yourself to be a human punching bag.

Letting go is moving on, learning a lesson, and remembering how you got it without getting hurt anymore.


Real forgiveness is instant. Being generous about it will surely give you a life of peace and quietness. So, the next time someone troubles you, remember to forgive right away without hesitation.
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