Forgiveness does not erase the past, but looks upon it with compassion.
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” — Lewis B. Smedes
Letting go of grudges and bitterness can make way for improved health and peace of mind.
Forgiveness can lead to:
- Healthier relationships
- Improved mental health
- Less anxiety, stress and hostility
- Lower blood pressure
- Fewer symptoms of depression
- A stronger immune system
- Improved heart health
- Improved self-esteem
Try this ritual to help set yourself free with forgiveness. At the end of the day, forgiveness is really not for the other person’s benefit at all — it’s for our own.