A Talk About Forgiveness
Forgiveness can be a difficult process, but it's important for your own healing and growth. Remember that forgiveness doesn't mean forgetting or condoning the hurtful actions of others. It means choosing to let go of the anger and resentment that can hold you back. Take all the time you need, and remember to be gentle with yourself. You deserve to find peace and happiness again. 10 ways to work on forgiveness:
Acknowledge the hurt: Recognize the pain caused by the person who hurt you.
Take responsibility for your own feelings: Understand and accept your own reactions to the situation.
Practice empathy: Try to see the situation from the other person's perspective.
Let go of resentment: Release the negative feelings and thoughts towards the person who hurt you.
Focus on the present: Don't dwell on the past and how things could have been different.
Communicate your feelings: Have an honest conversation with the person who hurt you.
Set boundaries: Establish clear boundaries to prevent future hurt.
Practice self-care: Take care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally.
Seek support: Turn to trusted friends or family members for support.
Consider forgiveness as a process: Forgiveness may take time, be patient with yourself as you work through it.
I wouldn't be me if I didn't include affirmations. This week I will actually pull the affirmations from this week's podcast episode.
Forgiveness Affirmations: I am willing to forgive. Forgiveness is a gift to myself. As I forgive, I set myself free. I now choose to release all hurt and resentment. I release anger and forgive for my own well-being. I let go and allow my heart the space it deserves to thrive. The more I forgive the more I relax into inner peace. I let go of the anger and pain and welcome new beginnings. I forgive those who have harmed me in my past and peacefully detach from them. I am forgiving, healing and finding a peaceful path forward. I forgive and set myself free from suffering. I liberate myself from my past. I choose to be happy and free.
An Affirmation for Self forgiveness: I am human. I have grown as a person. I am grateful for increased insight & opportunity to make a better choice from now on. I accept this about myself. I allow myself to be at peace with this. I forgive myself.