“Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim–letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.”
– C.R. Strahan
“To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.” – Confucius
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” – John F. Kennedy
Why is Jennifer Lawrence hot? Sure, she’s got a gorgeous figure, stunning eyes, and a mesmerizing smile. But what really makes her hot is personality. It’s her charismatic way of telling stories. It’s the way she laughs. It’s her sense of humor. It’s how she stands up for what she believes in. That’s what truly makes Jennifer Lawrence hot.
And forgiveness, my friends, is even hotter than Jennifer Lawrence.
Forgiveness gives you your life back.
Instead of wasting your precious energy on what harmed you, when you practice forgiveness, you get all of that energy back. You can put your focus back on the important things in life… your blossoming career (or the shift you’d like to make), your family, your friends, your love life. Forgiveness frees you to move forward.
Forgiveness frees you from the wounds that hold you hostage.
When you engage in forgiveness, you allow the wounds to heal. Once you stop resisting the healing, the wounds can no longer hold you hostage, and cause you to act in ways that aren’t in line with your true self. Forgiveness kicks wounds’ asses to the curb, and frees you from the prison you probably didn’t even realize you were in.
Forgiveness tells the other person they just aren’t worth your energy any longer.
Last, but certainly not least, forgiveness tells the person who harmed you: “You, Sir, are not worth my time. You’re not worth my energy. I’ve moved on and you aren’t welcome to come with me.”
“You have no power here. Be gone before somebody drops a house on you!” Glinda the Good Witch.
The act of forgiveness is a tricky proposition. Many people believe that forgiving someone somehow equates to saying the wrong that was done is now okay. In no world does forgiveness make something wrong done to you right. What forgiveness does, however, is allow your life to radiate the type of energy Jennifer Lawrence’s hotness exudes.
Love and light,
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