Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Siblings: How different are they, 7
Forgiveness is choice to resist an unforgiving stance and to let go of bitterness, grudges, resentment, and revenge. It is not always easy, but it is relatively simple. The emotion of anger generates energy to take action. Forgiving is an action. Dr. Bita Yadidi has pointed out that the act of forgiving allows that trapped anger energy (e.g., muscle tension) to be discharged and released from cells in the brain and body. She has also pointed out that people make decisions about what happened to them, why it happened, and who is to blame. It’s human nature. People also come to conclusions, that may be accurate or inaccurate—and often act on them—sometimes with very unfortunately consequences.