Updated: May 19, 2020
Those who suffer most in life are those who cannot forgive. They cannot let go of the past and continue to linger on its wounds.
People abstain from forgiveness subconsciously thinking that this is a way of taking revenge on their aggressors, whereas it is quite the opposite. Holding a grudge is holding poison in your body and soul. It only does you harm not good.
Let us just think about it, when you remember your pain, does the other feel it? No.
Will the past change if you do not forgive? No.
Are you becoming happier when you keep remembering people's injustice? Still, no.
You will be much happier if you could just forgive. When you forgive, you arise high above those who have done you wrong and those who continue to harbour grudges in their hearts.
When you forgive you declare the superiority of your soul and empower yourself. You show the other that even if they can harm you in the physical realm, they cannot intrude on your inner peace.
Leave the past to the past and live your today. You have gone through enough hardship and pain from the other. Forgive them and move on.
Every now and then, I speak to God and say "I now forgive all those who harmed me, and wish them nothing but good".
Trust me now when I say, that I have been through the worse and I cannot even begin to count how many people have harmed me, and yet I find forgiveness to be one of the most liberating and easiest things to do in my life.
I like to think that when I forgive all those who harm me, God will easily forgive me. Those who do not hold grudges and look at the world with peace are bound to live a happy life.
Forgive and move on. Life is too short to spend it thinking of the past.
Until next time,
It is already yours, you just have to wake up to it.