We forgive to set ourselves free.
I’ve been holding onto some resentment recently towards someone who I’m very close with and had a really meaningful phone call with a dear friend yesterday who helped me shift my perspective from anger, fear and sadness to one of compassion & understanding.
Sometimes it feels good to hold onto the resentment. It can feel safe and secure. It can help a part of ourselves feel like we have our place in the world. “They’re wrong, I’m right” or perhaps “I’m wrong, they’re right” - The latter might be a more relatable statement most of the time. Whatever it may be, it’s inferiority and superiority.
Growing up, we learn how to walk this path constantly gauging how we fit in. I have done this A LOT. In all types of situations. And let me tell you, it’s a slow death, my friends.
I feel that the antidote to this inferiority/superiority “complex” is to work on loving the self. It all comes from this sacred space within.
When I love myself…
I’m confident in who I am
I’m able to be vulnerable
I allow me to be me
I allow others to be themselves
I hold a greater compassion all around
I am willing & open to seeing with new eyes
And I follow my truth
Forgiveness needs space sometimes. And that’s okay.
I invite you to think of a person/situation you have resentment towards (if you’re anything like me, it’s at the forefront of your mind). Call a trusted friend and ask “can I run this situation by you to gain some perspective?” And be open to what you might hear. Be open to the possibility of seeing it in a new light. You can also do this yourself✨ thank you Tarah Marie I love you.
Wearing my favorite Goorin Brothers hat🎩
Gratitude & peace,