Another week begins here in Nebraska. The trees are showing us how to let go. Don’t you wish it was that easy?
Someone does us wrong. Or we perceive it as wrong. We are angry. The more we mull it over in our minds, the bigger the hurt and the worse the wrongdoer becomes. It’s bad enough if we harbor hatred regarding a certain incident. When it morphs into something much bigger than what it really is, that’s where we are wrong. Really wrong.
The longer the grudge, the heavier the burden. And your brow becomes furrowed permanently, causing your resting face to be unpleasant, especially looking at yourself in the mirror.
So you may wonder what can you do? You no longer have contact with them, but you are still at odds with them and with yourself.
You reach deep down.
And you forgive them. Yes, forgive them.
Forgiveness does not mean you forget. If you have truly been done wrong, it would be foolish to let your guard with them again. Especially with a family member.
Your forgiveness let’s YOU move on. And your burden is exponentially lighter. You will be amazed.
If it sounds too good to be true, it’s not. I can honestly say I released a burden earlier this year and I truly feel better for doing it. You still can love that person, but you need to love yourself more. None of us have ever been taught how to do this.
If you care more about a person and their recovery from a bad habit or addiction, you need to take yourself out of the equation. True. Keeping yourself healthy physically and mentally is of utmost importance. You might find the individual may welcome you into their life again as a recovering person. You must let go of what they were as a child. They are a grown adult now. So are you.
In your heart if hearts, forgive someone. Protect yourself. Bury that burden. Give their work back to them. It’s their load. Not yours.
Thank you for reading today. Let go on this last day of the month. October will be much lighter. If you’d like, comment in the section briefly what you’re giving back and letting go of.
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