Thank you so much for your interest in The Insight, by Sheba. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blogs about “Letting Go of Negativity.”
Next week’s topic will be “Take it Easy.”
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- However you view forgiveness and for whatever reason you choose to forgive, it must be done for your own betterment. Be honest with yourself. Are the negative emotions worth the additional stress you are putting on yourself? Yes, forgiveness may require virtue, temperance and love equally, but developing each of these things within yourself is also to your benefit.
- Letting go of negativity is first and foremost a choice, but it is not an easy one to make. It takes strength in character to decide you want to get past negative feelings and even more strength to take the steps necessary to do so. Keep in mind that to articulate and express your emotions in hopes of resolution is a healthy choice that benefits you. Make the call or send an email to that person who hurt you and begin the process.
- Forgiveness can be awkward and intimidating, but it is absolutely necessary. Do whatever it takes to offer or ask for forgiveness. That might mean asking someone for help or practicing forgiveness on your own, but the effort is worth it if it helps to dissipate the negativity over time.
- Holding a grudge doesn’t help anybody, especially not the person holding onto it. If you do not take care of your mental and physical well-being, who will? It’s challenging, and you may not want to let go or you may feel that the other person doesn’t deserve forgiveness, but consider how it would help you mentally and physically to let go of the bitterness and pain. The longer you hold onto negative emotion, the more difficult it becomes to let it go. Don’t wait. Take care of yourself.
The Insight: Forgiveness is non-negotiable. If not for the sake of the relationship or the person who has caused you harm, then do it for yourself. Holding onto anger will get you nowhere, and it’s bound to influence your other relationships or your ability to build new relationships. Don’t let anger or bitterness keep a hold on you. Free yourself; just let it go.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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