Forgiving others for past transgressions is the most important stepping stone toward happiness.
No matter how severely a person may have transgressed against you, do not, under any circumstances, allow yourself to hate them because hate is poisonous! Not to the person who wronged you, but to YOU!
Hate burns you up inside. It eats down into your very soul and prolongs feelings of hurt, depression and downright misery. Hate does no harm to the person being hated, it only hurts you because nine times out of ten, the person you hate either doesn’t know about it, or they don’t care. Anytime you hold hate in your heart against anyone, you unwittingly give up any blessings and forego any opportunities, which would otherwise come your way. You instead invite negativity and evil into your world. You end up forfeiting your own happiness and life is too short to be anything but happy.
While you are sitting around stewing over some idiot who wronged you in the past, that same idiot is going about their merry way and not giving you so much as a thought. While you are holding grudges and plotting ways to get back at him/her, that person is just getting on with life. They are not worried about you, nor are they even thinking about you. So why are you thinking about them? They are a complete waste of brain activity!
Hate, insecurity, grudges, anger…they are all garbage in your life that needs to be disposed of. It’s time to take out the trash and take back the peace and happiness that you not only deserve but have a divine right to.
Forgiveness is a must! It is a prerequisite for re-empowerment and happiness. It is not about letting anyone off the hook, it’s about setting yourself free from the toxic feelings of anger and hate that will otherwise hold you back!
I’m talking not just to children and teens who are being bullied at school today but also to the adult survivors who were victims of bullying when they were in school. Forgive your bullies and do it now. Anytime you hold on to grudges and hate for a person, that individual CONTROLS YOU whether you realize it or not. They may have exerted control over your teen years, but you don’t have to let them control the rest of your life. Forgiveness is the only solution to this problem. It is the only way that you will be able to take back control of your life and find more peace and happiness than you ever thought possible.