Why it makes sense to forgive…

Forgiveness is calling the butterfly to break free of the bondage of negative feelings of anger, betrayal and sadness,  to let go of all the grudges - and fly into a thriving, joyful world of flowers and rainbow - where every butterfly belongs. Because well-being and happiness is everyone's birth right - and the most natural order of things.
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Forgiveness Butterfly

Image credits: Daria

Sooner or later everyone experiences people or events that are much easier to despise and hate  - then forgive them and forget. Against most people's belief, however, hating and holding on to the feelings of anger is like poisoning ourselves - while at the same time keeping our happiness and personal growth at bay.

To make things even more challenging, who we need to forgive the most, is also the person who we want to forgive the least. Yet, no matter how difficult forgiving might be, forgiveness always, always, always means freedom. Freedom from bondage of negative feelings and thoughts, freedom to follow our hearts. ​

My reasons to choose to forgive

Feeling hurt does not make me feel good.

I'd rather feel good than feel hurt.

When I harbor the feelings of hurt, betrayal or sadness - I feel like I'm being chained into a cage of negativity that's sinking deeper and deeper into a dark gap.

I much prefer flying free, like a butterfly or a bird and breathe fresh air, smell the flowers and praise the beauty of life all around me.

Hating someone is a dark place to be in.

I love the light, the sunshine, the blue sky and the rainbow much better!!​

Not being able to forgive is like being stuck in a mud hole. The more offended and hurt you feel, the deeper into the mud you sink.

My feet were created to move free, to run across green meadows with colorful blooms, to rest in the cooling shade of mighty trees, and to swim in crystal clear waters​ all across the blue planet. Mud belongs to other creatures.

Resentment feels heavy. It's dragging me down.

Everyone is responsible for their own behavior and actions. We all harvest what we saw. Therefore, there's no need for me to punish or resent anyone.

The only one my criticism is really hurting - is me.

I carried burdens of judging others long enough.  ​Now I choose to love myself and others instead.

Fear of not being good enough is strangling my connection to the Source and prevents inspiration from flowing.

For as long as I do my best, I am good enough!​

Guilt is most often installed into us by authorities - to manipulate us into a certain behavior.

I am willing to forgive myself.​ I am willing to forgive my parents. I am willing to forgive everyone else who tried to emotionally blackmail me at any point in my life. I choose to no longer live in the past.​

Shame is another one of limitations from the past and holding on to it is preventing me from moving on to a higher quality of life.

I am willing to give up my resentment of things that happened in the past. I choose to live in the present moment, I choose to be me. I choose to follow my heart.​

Bitterness seals the door to my heart and prevents me from being able to love unconditionally.

I choose to release my bitterness and open my heart widely -  to everything that makes me smile.​

Happy Butterfly

Image "Happy Butterfly" credits: Daria

I forgive myself, and I set myself free.

Louise Hay
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