MORE IDEAS FROM The 5 Psychological Stages Of Forgiveness
Identify the specific behavior that damaged you. Consider the person as a whole with positive and negative behaviors. The person is not the behavior, but the behavior is a part of that person.
If you feel safe communicating with the person who hurt you, talk about your feelings or write them to him.
We tend to avoid facing our deep emotions since they make us feel anxious, at first.
Understand that it may be so in the beginning but in the end, it will be more liberating. Be patient with the process.
Many of us have anxious and negative attachments to people who have hurt us in the form of anger, hate, resentment, irrational guilt or shame.
Removing the negative attachment through forgiveness will make you feel liberated and open you to the positive that life has to offer.
Forgiveness does not mean forgetting or minimising the pain we feel; nor is it about excusing others.
Forgiveness means making a conscious and deliberate decision to let go of our feelings of resentment or revenge, regardless of whether the person who has upset us deserves it.
This can be a gradual process—and it doesn't necessarily include the person who wronged you.
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