Forgive them for Yourself

Forgiveness is good for your heart — literally. One study from the Journal of Behavioral Medicine found forgiveness to be associated with lower heart rate and blood pressure as well as stress relief. This can bring long-term health benefits for your heart and overall health.

Gandhi was quoted as saying, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

I am not the one to give advice on forgiveness. It is one of the most difficult things I have ever done. Here is what I can tell you, both Gandhi and medicine is right.

When someone hurts you so bad that it takes years to heal, it takes longer to forgive. Once you do there is a freeing that happens inside you.

You must forgive and move on, however, not a single time are you told to forget. Be strong. Remember, forgive, and don’t give that person power to hurt you again.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.