The importance of forgiveness

It is only when we lose someone special, we grieve for that person and then come to realise what that really means. Perhaps we must allow ourselves to feel what we feel, it’s okay to feel anger, we should also allow ourselves to feel the hurt.

When we lose someone, others expect us to move on, but not all of us will feel ready. Sadly, some situations may seem less forgiving and therefore we may hang on to resentment.

Perhaps we should be concentrating on the reasons behind forgiveness. Look at the circumstances behind the deed. The act of forgiving is the same no matter the deed.

Forgiving doesn’t mean we condone another person’s actions, or doesn’t mean they’re not accountable, but it does mean that we can move forward with our lives without holding on to anger, or resentment. Although the act of forgiveness is hard, it’s not impossible.

When we are able to forgive, we let go of the anger and resentment we feel and letting go of anger and resentment allows us to heal, spiritually, emotionally, emotionally, physically and mentally.


20 May, 2011

4 thoughts on “The importance of forgiveness

  1. Funny you should have this topic.

    I have just forgiven a friend of mine for something he did 6 years ago. It’s not healthy to hold on to something that happened that long ago that has no bearing on today.

    I do feel better about it plus it affected another friendship I had because my friend had to basically take sides. Now we are all together again like it should be.

    1. You’re right Randy. It’s not healthy.

      It’s also far easier to work on forgiveness, than to hold on to something that happened many years ago. Ill feeling tends to magnify itself and can have a negative bearing on our health in the longer term.

      If they are friends they will understand and will try to work things out.

  2. I totally agree with you. We should forgive others, because it does hurt us in the long run. It’s not healthy.

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