Have you ever felt like, if you forgive someone, you are condoning what they did? Being able to forgive is one of the biggest challenges we face…and one of our biggest barriers to experiencing joy.
I choose how I feel or react, so my anger at the other person is my own feeling and interpretation. That doesn’t mean I need to forget what happened or allow myself to be harmed by that person in the same way again!
Try this for a week: Each day identify someone that you feel harmed you or someone you love. Ask yourself in what way you have been able to use that interaction as a teacher – what did you learn that has been helpful, or how did it push you in a new, exciting direction.