The word S E L F comes with a long string of attachments. And one of those strings is called self-forgiveness.
Taking on the challenge of self-forgiveness means . . .
- Acknowledge “self’s” wrongdoings = without placing blame
- Relieves you of the pain = heals old wounds
- Embrace “self’s flawed imperfections – see it as part of life’s lessons
- Understanding the poison of not forgiving self = the hardest challenge to overcome
For me, it took decades to walk through the fire of self-forgiveness. As a prisoner, there I was holding onto and feeding off that deadly poison. One that made me sick to my stomach. While not being able to forgive, it kept me stuck in a dark space.
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The Insight . . .
Clinging to damaging relationships halts our growth process. Holding onto painful past events keeps us stuck in that “hurt space.” And does nothing to heal old wounds.