by Conscious Reminder
We all go through heartbreaks. We all experience betrayal. But what we must remember is that we have to forgive those people. Holding a grudge does not harm them, it only restricts you.
You have to realize how the people who hurt you were hurting themselves as well. And maybe they were trying to find an outlet for their emotions. Maybe they never considered you a priority the way you did?
Maybe they didn’t give you the respect you gave them? But forgive them anyway. Forgive them because they might have been fighting their own battles, which you knew nothing about.
As you learn to forgive the ones who hurt you, you also have to forgive yourself. If you could have dealt with those situations better instead of crying over them, don’t feel guilty about that now.
There are so many good things we do but there are many that escape us. But, we are humans at the end of the day, right?
If you can forgive others for their mistakes, you can surely find the strength to forgive yourself too. Forgive yourself even after you allowed yourself to be stuck in that negativity.
Maybe you weren’t ready back then but when you forgive yourself, you are slowly turning towards the light.
Express your gratitude for the many lessons you have learned from those ordeals. Every storm taught you to be stronger and more resilient. You found your strength within, even when you had no one else to guide you.
Be thankful for the opportunities you got in the form of pain. They taught you to love yourself irrespective of what others said about you. Perhaps the most important lesson you learned was to put yourself first and how there is nothing wrong with that.
Remember how you persevered even at your lowest. You learned how it was okay not to be okay at times. You learned to embrace your emotions authentically and worked through them. You have journeyed through it all to reach the destination of forgiveness.
The people around you have forgiven you many times. You can do the same to others too. You have to let go of past burdens and keep moving ahead. Let go of that negativity.
Unless you can forgive others and yourself, you will remain caged in your past. You won’t grow, you won’t live life the way it’s meant to be.
So, release those emotions and be free. Accept the lessons you have learned, forgive, and move on.
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