What is really important to learn about about forgiveness? Is it really important in life?
Last Updated: 11/25/2019 at 6:36am
Shawn Wilson, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
I provide supportive counseling and psychotherapy. I utilize cognitive-behavioral and solution focused strategies to address client concerns. Personal coaching is available.
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Forgiveness is a helpful process that helps us ease ourselves spirituality, physically and mentally. It grants us peace. People mistake forget and forgiveness, however, best way to counter that would be Forgive and Learn. So why is it important? It grants us peace deep inside. It is based on subjective terms for me is important as it helps me cope up and heal relationships within myself and others. Sometimes, the beauty of forgiving when against enemies is that you confuse them, a tricky mental move, especially when they hold a grudge against you however, it's not how it should be promoted. To forgive is to also be humble towards others, even if you didn't start the fight, yet you apologize first shows great humility, the same time it forgives both sides and reduces tension. Other reason is to accept ourselves. As we do mistakes it's best to forgive ourselves to be motivated and relaxed further. Quote: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Its ALWAYS important. A grudge is like a weightm you can only hold it for so long before it hurts. Forgiveness may have to be administered time and again, and thats okay, you are trying to do so. As long as you dont hold a grudge, you can move forward smoothly
Yes by learning to forgive you forgive others in the moment but also in your past. Forgiveness creates peace within yourself. you feel less hate and anger which leave more room for positive and happyness in your life. In return you will attract more positive situations and happy people in your life.
I feel forgiveness is very important because it helps you move on. Let's say someone wronged you and you feel very angry, humiliated, hurt, all those negative emotions. If you hold on to them, it's only going to make your life worse. But if you forgive them, you let go of all these painful feelings and get closure over the event. You feel like you can move on with your life, happily. You don't need to tell them that you've forgiven them or anything. You just have to do it in your mind. The feeling you get after you've completely done it (it's not that easy convincing yourself to forgive someone) is very liberating.
Forgiveness is one of the most important rules of life. There are many case scenarios that I can list here, but if someone does something that you can classify as 'can't be forgiven', just think; in 10 years time, will you be thinking back and saying, 'dang, if only I had forgiven that person then. Maybe we could still be *insert whatever status you had with them*'. I myself know that once you hate a person, it can be very hard to forgive them; especially if it is a loved one. However, always think before you do something and if you don't, make sure that you go and apologize to that person and they should apologize to you too. Forget what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you.
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