Our ability to see beyond hurt encourages emotional growth. When we understand other people’s actions that causes us to feel pain, it allows us to think about letting go of pain.
We may never go on to experience life in its entirety, if we don’t let go of the resentment we feel. It’s the act of letting go that allows us to make space for bigger things. It’s easy to hold on to resentment, when others who have hurt us don’t express remorse or accept what they’ve done.
That is something for them to change, or for them to accept that things may never come good with those they’ve hurt. Although the relationship can never change unless they change it, when we carry the burden, we’re choosing to cause ourselves more pain. By not inflicting our hurt on anyone else, we start to encourage a shift in something much bigger in ourselves.
When we understand we have the option to forgive. We may choose to forgive, but never forget. A statement that encourages emotional growth and results in our ability to simply let go.