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Resentment: A Burden We Don't Need to Carry

"Resentment is a chain that binds us to the past. Forgiveness is the key that sets us free." Michael Corthell Resentment , a persistent feeling of bitterness or indignation towards a person or situation, is a formidable emotional burden that many of us carry. It acts like a ball and chain, holding us back from realizing our full potential. Understanding Resentment Resentment is an emotional response to perceived injustice, whether real or imagined. It arises when we feel wronged, slighted, or treated unfairly. Clinging onto these negative emotions, however justified they may seem, ultimately hinders our personal development. The Dangers of Resentment Resentment can have a devastating impact on our lives, both physically and emotionally. It can lead to: Stagnation of growth : Resentment stifles progress. When we are consumed by bitterness, our energy is diverted towards nursing grudges instead of focusing on self-improvement and achieving our goals. Physical and emotional tol

Forgiveness in the Age of Anger

by Michael Corthell Our lives are short enough and time spent being angry and resentful toward someone is really a waste of time. How to cope? Forgive. ''Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.'' —Buddha Hanging on to resentments and your angry, hurt feelings toward someone you were once close to will not only keep you from moving on with your life, you may never learn to deal with the emotional wounds. Letting go of your anger, resentment, and jealousy, whether it leads to healing the relationship, or to wholeness and peace within yourself, or both, is essential to healing and maintaining good health—for your mind and your body. ''Resentment is like punching yourself in the face, and expecting the other person to get a bloody nose.'' When you start to resent or hate a person, you become that person's slave. He controls your thoughts and dreams. He takes away good digestion, steals your peace of mind and goodw

Accountability, Justice and Forgiveness

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” ― Oscar Wilde It is wrong, it is immoral, (and futile) for anyone to seek to escape the consequences of their acts. Trying to wiggle out of it only compounds your negative consequences. Karma is a real thing based on the laws that govern the Universe. See Essay: Compensation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

[Life] it and learn it

  “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart 1. 2. 3. Faith, Gratitude, and Forgiveness  “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou

Feel it and then don't

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ” ― Carrie Fisher People will forgive you for your happiness and your success, but only if you share that success and happiness. “Resentment is a lone drunkard in the bar screaming about his misfortunes. Forgiveness is the taxi driver who offers him a free ride home.” ― Lidia Longorio, Hey Humanity

Forgiveness in an Age of Anger

by Michael Corthell The dictionary says that to 'forgive' means to stop being angry or resentful toward someone or something. That, of course, would also include yourself. In fact, that should be your first stop on any spiritual journey. And today, in 2021, that forgiving spirit could be the one thing that saves our world. ''...if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins...'' —Matthew 6 Forgiveness is about dissipating negative energy (self-loathing, grudges, victimization, etc.). These things can severely harm your health and wellbeing. (Forgiveness is not 'letting someone else or yourself 'off the hook' for harm caused, however.) Forgiveness is an act of love — first yourself and then others. First ,  you have to learn how to love and accept yourself for who and what you are by be