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Why Is It Difficult To Practice Forgiveness?

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“Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dare forgive an injury.”- Edwin Hubbell Chapin, preacher

Forgiveness is freedom. When you forgive who hurt you, you are free. The other person is free, too.

Forgiveness is healing. When you forgive who hurt you, you are healing from the pain. You are healing from the past. You are healing into the present.

But one thing is clear: forgiveness is a hard thing to do, but if you can do it, you will be free forever. If you find yourself struggling to forgive someone, you are not alone. We are all in it together.

People find it difficult to forgive because they can’t let go of the feeling of resentment. They can’t forget the past. They think they are letting the person go unpunished.

Forgiveness does not mean that you are letting the person who hurt you go unpunished. It means you are letting yourself off the pain of the past. It means you are freeing yourself from bondage. It means you are now a mature person, meaning you are bigger than the person who hurt you.

Forgiveness is your choice. It is a choice between staying in the past or moving forward. It is a choice between letting go or continue to live in pain. It is a choice between being a victim or a victor. Forgiveness takes time. It is a process. Don’t rush into it. Take your time to forgive and forget.

Forgiveness is letting go of the past. If you let go of the past, if you forget the past, then you can focus on the moment. But if you keep living in the past, if you keep dwelling on what happened yesterday, you will miss what is happening right now. Don’t let resentment steal your happiness away from you. Don’t let resentment steal your destiny away from you. Resentment is toxic. It is worse than cancer. Resentment allows us to continually live in pain. Resentment is dangerous to your health and well-being, so get rid of it.

Reinhold Niebuhr, theologian, said, “Forgiveness is the final form of love.” You cannot love someone unless you have forgiven him or her. Forgiveness is hard, but if you can do it, you are free forever. Enjoy your freedom!

4 Great Ways To Create Peace Of Mind

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According to James Allen, “A sour face does not come by chance; it is made by sour thoughts.”

“What a man thinks, he becomes.”- Henry Thomas Hamblin

You can create your own peace of mind if you allow positive things into your mind. If you allow positive things into your mind, your mind will be dominated with positive things. As a result, you will have your own peace of mind.

James Allen Said, “Thoughts of doubt and fear never accomplish anything, and never can.” If you want to create your own peace of mind, don’t doubt yourself, be brave, be happy, focus on positive things, take your mind off negative things.

Here are additional ways you can create your peace of mind:

Be happy.

“The art of being happy lies in power of extracting happiness from common things.”- Henry Ward Beecher, minister

Be grateful.

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”- Henry Ward Beecher, minister

Practice the art of forgiveness.

“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.”- Gerald G. Jampolsky, author

Be yourself.

To have your own peace of mind, you must believe in yourself. You must love yourself. Be happy. William Arthur Ward, writer, Said, “Happiness is an inside job.” Be a positive person, don’t judge anyone, and live a balanced life.