Monday Morning Power Pill
If you resent people with dysfunctional ways
It robs you of the right to resent them
For resentment is a dysfunctional way.
Do you ever feel a lump in your throat--a knot in your stomach--when you recall a past occasion where someone did something to hurt you? People can be delightful and they can be dreadful--true? And the less pleasant sort can inflict pain and punishing emotions that refuse to go away. At the slightest reminder, the hurt feelings of past wrongs can seem to assault us with involuntary impetus. Ah, but it is not involuntary. We make a choice every time we experience hurt feelings of any kind.
Here are two reasons to forgive and leave the hurt behind. First, the negative feelings are a choice--perhaps semi-conscious, but you can choose not to experience them by simply forgiving, regardless of how severe the harm done to you. Second, unforgiven wrongs produce a poisonous, destructive mix of emotions such as anger, grudge, hatred, and resentment. That pernicious mix kills your creativity, your energy, your joy and much more.
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