Letting go of grudges and bitterness, also known as forgiveness is a topic near and dear to me. It’s a topic that I often speak on and have previously written about. On Monday, a colleague posted on Facebook asking for assistance on the topic of forgiveness. There were some very excellent replies and someone posted an excellent Mayo Clinic article, Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness. It’s an article that I urge you to read.
At Seattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore we frequently talk about forgiveness and relationships. From my perspective,forgiveness is all about forgiving yourself for your judgements and a healthy relationship with someone else first begins with a healthy relationship with yourself. You can learn the mindfulness hypnosis techniques to forgive your judgements and to help you create a better relationship with yourself and with others.
Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness
By Mayo Clinic Staff: When someone you care about hurts you, you can hold on to anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge — or embrace forgiveness and move forward.
Nearly everyone has been hurt by the actions or words of another. Perhaps your mother criticized your parenting skills, your colleague sabotaged a project or your partner had an affair. These wounds can leave you with lasting feelings of anger, bitterness or even vengeance.
But if you don’t practice forgiveness, you might be the one who pays most dearly. By embracing forgiveness, you can also embrace peace, hope, gratitude and joy. Consider how forgiveness can lead you down the path of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Read Forgiveness Meditation by Jack Kornfield
Because I am human and I still have a pulse, I know about grudges and bitterness. I’ve come to understand that when I carry the anger and hurt towards someone, I only harm myself. The upset thoughts I think and the emotions I feel are based on events of the past. They are not based on events that are occurring right now – in this moment. Being mindful – in this moment, I know that I am safe and that I am OK and that the only place those old hurts are occurring are in my head – not in my reality. So then I am the one continuing the harm, not the other person.
Learn mindfulness hypnosis to forgive yourself for judging yourself and others.
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