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We humans are complex creatures.
No matter how good your intentions, you can pretty much guarantee that at some point or another, you’ll hurt those you love.
Naturally, you’ll feel hurt by those you trust and love, too. And when you feel you’ve been wronged, that’s where things get tricky.
Because as conscious, loving and growth-minded people, we all know we “should” forgive. Forgiveness is vital to maintaining long-term relationships. (A fact we cling to when we’re the ones hoping to be forgiven!)Forgiveness isn’t weakness. It’s the ultimate sign of courage and strength. Click To Tweet
Studies also indicate that forgiveness helps us lead happier, healthier lives. But sometimes — that whole “forgive and forget” thing doesn’t quite add up.
There’s a pattern of transgressions.
And, something deep within you suspects that just “wiping the slate clean” is not the wisest or safest path ahead — emotionally, spiritually, financially or physically.
If you’ve ever wondered whether you really need to forgive and forget, this episode may give you a fresh perspective to consider.
Once you’ve had a chance to watch, I’d love to hear from you.
Have you ever wrestled with forgiving someone, or rebuilding trust after it’s been broken? In terms of forgiving and forgetting, what’s worked for you?
Let me know in the comments below with as much love and compassion (for yourself and others!) as you can muster*.
Share as much detail as makes good sense. Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration and your story may provide a possibility of hope and healing that someone else really needs.
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Looking forward to hearing your voice on this one.
Because the only way we’ll soothe pain, for ourselves and others, is by sharing our stories with open hearts and by staying open and willing to the miracle of healing.
P.S. *Yes, we know forgiveness is an enormous subject and it’s not possible to adequately cover every facet in this short format. Heck, most of us spend our entire lives trying to embrace and embody this virtue. We’re also aware of the unspeakable events that occur beyond the scope of this reader’s situation, for which forgiveness can seem outside of our current capacity.
With so much love,