Why Forgiveness Is The Key To Personal Happiness

Forgiveness is the key to happiness. Happiness is the answer to your search for peace. Here is the key to meaning in a world that seems to make no sense. Over the course of my life I have come to the conclusion that forgiveness is everything. Keeping things bottled up and holding grudges is not healthy–it creates everlasting pain and hurt.
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Why Forgiveness Is The Key To Personal Happiness
Here is the way to safety in apparent dangers that appear to threaten you at every turn, and bring uncertainty to all your hopes of ever finding quietness and peace. Here are all questions answered; here the end of all uncertainty ensured at last.
The unforgiving mind is full of fear, and offers love no room to be itself; no place where it can spread its wings in peace and soar above the turmoil of the world. The unforgiving mind is sad, without the hope of respite and release from pain. It suffers and abides in misery, peering about in darkness, seeing not, yet certain of the danger lurking there.

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The unforgiving mind is torn with doubt, confused about itself and all it sees; afraid and angry, weak and blustering, afraid to go ahead, afraid to stay, afraid to waken or to go to sleep, afraid of every sound, yet more afraid of stillness; terrified of darkness, yet more terrified at the approach of light. What can the unforgiving mind perceive but its damnation? What can it behold except the proof that all its sins are real?
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The unforgiving mind sees no mistakes, but only sins. It looks upon the world with sightless eyes, and shrieks as it beholds its own projections rising to attack its miserable parody of life. It wants to live, yet wishes it were dead. It wants forgiveness, yet it sees no hope. It wants escape, yet can conceive of none because it sees the sinful everywhere.

Why should you forgive to be happy? Well…

1. Forgiving is a weight off your shoulders and conscience

2. You look like the bigger person

3. Forgiving helps you mature

4. Forgiving leads you to better karma

5. Tomorrow is never promised: would you rather forgive now, or feel guilty for never again having the chance to?

Look at it this way: if whomever wronged you is someone cherished and dear to you, find things they have done right and focus on those–not the things they have done wrong. Having the courage to forgive allows you to breathe. You will be able to move on with a clear conscience.

If you are the one in the wrong, you need to not only ask for forgiveness, but forgive yourself. Forgiving yourself frees you from burdens. You have to look at what you did, fix it, rid yourself of it, and mend.

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Some of us find it easy while some of us find it hard to find the courage to forgive. Some say that when you love someone, whether this person is a partner or it is a friend, forgiveness comes easily. Personally, I believe it is harder to forgive someone I love and care about, because I then question their love and appreciation for me. But that is something I have to look past, and if you share my views, then you do too. Look past it and look towards the future, not in the rear view mirror.

When you find it in your heart and mind to forgive, you will then realize you embody the qualities of a strong person, because it takes bravery to let someone know you’re okay; you are letting go of the damage.

Nobody said you have to forget what happened, but forgiving makes the mending process a lot easier. In the words of Bill Cosby, “Let go of what’s bitter, and move on.”

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