I forgive . I release the past. I am whole.
Forgiveness heals. I open my heart* and let go all resentment that I have so long foolishly held on to. I now know that revenge like acid corrodes the heart that holds it. Like dark smoke, all ill-will is released into the All-Forgiving Universe. I am emptied of negativity. I am whole again. I am healed.
Forgiveness strengthens. It gives me the courage to move on knowing that I am in control of my feelings. I become stronger because I exercise my positive emotions. I radiate harmony**.
I forgive myself. I completely give up*** blaming myself. I accept with serenity the things I erred at and learn from them and get back on track.
* Forgiveness is good for your heart — literally. One study from the Journal of Behavioral Medicine found forgiveness to be associated with lower heart rate and blood pressure as well as stress relief. This can bring long-term health benefits for your heart and overall health.
– Lawler KA, Younger JW, Piferi RL, Billington E, Jobe R, Edmondson K, Jones WH. A change of heart: cardiovascular correlates of forgiveness in response to interpersonal conflict. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, October 2003.
*** from for- “completely” + giefan “give”
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