personal growth

Forgiveness Is About You, Not About Them

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Forgiveness is freedom. When you forgive, you are free.”

Forgiveness is about you. It is not about them. When you forgive people who hurt you, you are not forgiving them, you are forgiving yourself. You forgive people who hurt you because you want to be free. You forgive people who hurt you because you want to heal your heart. You forgive people who hurt you because you want to live your life. Forgiveness is about freedom.

No matter what you have gone through, no matter what people have done to you, forgiveness is the way. Do not carry resentments with you. It hurts. It hurts you, not them.

Forgiveness is letting go of the past. It is a about the future, not the past. Stop hurting yourself. Stop tormenting your soul. Stop living in pain. Stop telling yourself, “I can’t forgive.” You can forgive, but you cannot forget. That is the reality of forgiveness.

Do not let resentment steal your happiness away. You are here to be happy. When someone hurts you, don’t focus on how to fight back. Focus your time and energy on how to move forward in your life. Planning to fight back will not bring anything good to you. Instead, it will increase your anger. To forgive is to move forward. Life is too short to waste. Don’t waste yours.

Forgiveness is freedom. So forgive to free yourself.

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