Year at a Glance

Year at a Glance

Friday, April 20, 2012

Forgive & Forget - This Means You

It's an old expression, that. Forgive and forget. But how many of us can actually do it?

Here are some thoughts that might help you take that step...
1. Chronic anger is linked to decreased lung function, heart disease, stroke and other ailments
2. The bitterness that comes from long-term anger can contribute to depression
3. Forgiveness will decrease your anxiety, lower your blood pressure - benefits which increase actually, as we get older.

 I guess the big questions is who does it serve? If you're holding anger against someone for a past wrong, then you need to understand that THEY are still controlling YOU. And that's a position you want to remove yourself from.

If your ex cheated on you and moved out with the neighbour next door, would you still allow him or her the remotes to your tv so that you had to watch whatever they decided on the other side of the fence? Absolutely not. So it works the same with emotions. Forgive all the 'thems' out there. Do whatever it takes to allow that.

Maybe you just have to say to yourself "ok, they're stupid so I have to forgive them because they REALLY had a brain-fart" or "ok, I forgive them and they don't know it, but I do. And I'm the bigger person because I DID forgive them". Then move on. Seriously... who wants to continue to rehash old stuff.

That means you don't get to talk about the old hurt anymore, you don't get to even think about it. When it pops into your mind like a pink elephant, remind yourself "It's ok... I forgave her for that already. I wonder what I should wear tomorrow".

 Give yourself a hug every time you do this :)

Gaylle & Wendy
The Whispering Path

1 comment:

  1. A lot of people who ask for tarot card reading are people who have issues with forgiveness. They are in conflict with themselves and the people around them because they either blame others too much, or blame themselves. You're right, people should learn how to forgive! It doesn't take a psychic to do that.