Friday, September 7, 2012
Forgive You First
Did you know that is order to be able to genuinely forgive others you must first learn to forgive yourself? Self-forgiveness means taking a nonjudgemental stance in your own thoughts and actions, knowing that being human means you are allowed to make mistakes, and that you can learn from them. Forgiveness is immensely beneficial but never easy and it takes time. It requires reconditioning of one’s thinking and unlearning a justice-seeking (e.g., revenge) mindset, replacing ill-feelings with feelings of love and compassion. The past cannot be changed but, by forgiving, you can change the future.