"Forgiveness" and the "Healing Process"
Forgiveness and the path of healing.
The key to recovery is forgiveness and letting go of anger and resentment. Forgiving doesn't mean saying the pain doesn't matter or that what the other person said or did was OK. It doesn't mean forgetting what happened. It means letting go of your need for an apology or for revenge.
Forgiveness transforms anger and hurt into healing and peace. Forgiveness can help you overcome feelings of depression, anxiety, and rage, as well as personal and relational conflicts. Forgiveness means giving up the suffering of the past and being willing to forge ahead with far greater potential for inner freedom.
Forgiveness and healing are often connected; forgiveness can lead to health.
Forgiveness is an important action that can lead to a place of greater healing and peace. Forgiving, and letting go of anger and resentment, has even shown to benefit a person's physical health.
Disease is caused by many things: infection, toxins, stress, poor diet, trauma, and genetics. Spiritual issues can also influence disease. In particular, lack of forgiveness often leads to lack of healing and poor health.
We do not forgive for the other person, but we forgive for ourselves. If we hold on to grudges and anger and blame and bitterness, we are only hurting ourselves. No matter the issues, we are always better off if we forgive those who have harmed us. We need to let go of these negative emotions that are blocking our healing and preventing our optimum health.
Forgiveness is vital for your healing and health!
Perhaps you are considering forgiveness for yourself or others, but you’re not sure if it’s worth the emotional work. You might prefer to ignore the painful memories and keep going about your day-to-day business. You’ll deal with it later, right?
Not forgiving has its costs.
When we keep grudges and grievances, we retain everything that goes with them: anxiety, irritability, anger, depression, weight gain or loss, lack of trust in ourselves and others, insomnia, addictions, the list is long and full of despair. Do you really want to keep all that ? Probably not...
What are the benefits of forgiving someone?
Improved mental health.
Less anxiety, stress and hostility.
Lower blood pressure.
Fewer symptoms of depression.
A stronger immune system.
Improved heart health.
Forgiveness is a powerful gift for everyone. The benefit to yourself in going through a process such as this is immense. Try it.