Open Up, Release & Forgive

We all wish that we could have a smooth life with loved ones around, good financial security and of course good health? However, sometimes we attract unpleasant people and situations into our lives.

One of the most demoralizing and emotionally crippling one is when someone we trust lets us down.  You then take the stance that you will never forgive them! Have you ever said that? Maybe you said that years back and are still holding that grudge.

Sometimes it may seem as if there is no end to the betrayals and bitterness cycle. And of course the closer the relationship, the deeper the hurt. Who would not justify a grudge against such betrayal?

What Is Forgiveness?

It is very important to understand that forgiveness;

·        does not mean that you are condoning what was done to you

·        allows you to decide you are not going to live with this hurt feeling anymore

·        will allow your wound to heal

·        will allow you to move ahead

To Err Is Human To Forgive Is Divine!

These eight words, are so simple yet so powerful.  Remind yourself of this until its true meaning sinks into the depth of your spirit.

·        Humans, being emotional creatures, make mistakes and as a result knowingly or unknowingly end up hurting someone.

·        We ALL make mistakes, no one is infallible.

·        To forgive is a decision made consciously and requires inner strength and discipline.

·        This decision is of your higher being and therefore divine.

·        Divinity brings purity, hope, joy and peace

·        Against such there is no LAW

·        Forgive and experience the great strength that lies in you.

You live life only once so don’t waste part of it on someone or something that does nothing but bring pain or hurt?

Decide that you will set yourself free and break loose from these bonds of hurt.

Say loudly, “I choose to forgive you!” And SMILE!

7 thoughts on “Open Up, Release & Forgive

  • December 30, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    No human is perfect. Therefore, all of us commit mistakes. Other people may have done something against us but we must not hold grudges against them. Forgive and forget.

  • December 31, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Great post Antonio.
    “To Err Is Human To Forgive Is Divine!” This quote always reminds me to remember who I am. Holding a grudge is the action of my lower ego based self. Forgiveness love and compassion are the actions of my higher self and that is the true me.

  • January 4, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Thank you Antonio. I feel too that lack of an ability to forgive limits our bliss. Resentments and grievances are anchors preventing movement. Thank you for bringing this valuable subject into the light. Jason Galbraith.

  • January 6, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Thanks Antonio for the article. Forgiving is an act that few people can manage. This article gives a 5star message. On the other hand a person can forgive somebody one,two, three or four times. After that if the same person keeps making the same mistake then is better to keep him/her in distance

    • January 6, 2010 at 9:53 am

      Yes, you’re right… sometimes we have to just ‘allow’ people to be who they are…and if that doesn’t fit into what we want for ourselves, we probably should keep them at a distance.

  • January 7, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Antonio, Yet another simple yet forgotten “life rule” brought to the forefront by you. Great job with the blog. I really enjoy your insights. I want to add that sometimes we have to forgive ourselves as well as others for mistakes we have made and allow ourselves to move past our personal downfalls in order to become a better person. Also, I don’t know how many other readers have asked for forgiveness but I know I have and to be forgiven one must know how to forgive as well. Keep up the positive flow.

    • January 7, 2010 at 2:51 pm

      Hey Donald,

      Thanks for stopping by the blog…and for your kind words. I agree, I think the biggest forgiveness must come from ourselves because we usually are hardest on ourselves.


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