Forgiveness: Finding Inner Peace and Healing
The topic of forgiveness is among some of the most debated topics on how to respond to the feeling of being wronged.
To forgive means to pardon the source that has committed an act against you and do so without resentment. However, for forgiveness to be complete, you must not only pardon the act but forget it and treat it as if it never happened.
If you have ever been hurt- to the point of being emotionally distraught- you might say forgiveness, then, is easier said than done. Especially if it requires a level of forgetfulness, you might even say it is impossible.
How can your mind forget the pain? The crippling hollowness? The haunting memories? The helplessness?
When the trauma rips away a part of who you are, dooming you to agony and despair, forgiving could become most challenging.
It is, however, the only way to find inner peace and healing.
Unforgiveness burdens many people with shame and entrenched resentment, which can contribute to social, emotional, and spiritual demise. If you feel you have been wronged, the journey to inner peace and healing comes through forgiveness of yourself and those who offended you.