Free Yourself from Resentments

“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.”

-Catherine Ponder


These are powerful words because we can hold resentment for a lifetime if we choose to. Our egos want us to hold onto another’s offense against us because to forgive and let it go could mean that we are saying what happened is OK. But does it really? I don’t believe for a second that my offenses against others or another’s offenses against me are OK. I do believe that to hold onto it keeps that toxicity locked up inside and I know that it stunts the spirit’s growth.

It is not easy to say “OK, this happened to me – but that moment is forever gone and I am not going to choose to keep living in it.” It’s especially hard to do this with more serious offenses – but I have seen it happen and have witnessed how freeing it is for all parties involved. I know this! When we keep staring into the past and dwelling on our pain, we are missing endless opportunities to create or just simply embrace beautiful moments. Take back your power by releasing those resentments you hold inside you! It is OK to let go.

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