You hear it everywhere forgive and forget. Then real life happens and you ask, “Why should I forgive so and so?” It’s easier said than done. So why should we even try to forgive? I’m not going to discuss why you should forgive I’m sure everyone else already has. I’m going to try to figure out why it’s harder than it sounded when we were kids.
We are our own harshest critic. Why didn’t I do that before? Why did I wake up late? Why didn’t I remember to tell him/her? I’m such a ……(whatever you think you are at this point in life). It takes forever to forgive yourself. You beat yourself up to a pulp and then you go into the world to forgive others. When you didn’t think it could get any worse you have to live with the people you can’t seem to forgive. Just great!
I realized that to forgive others sometimes you need to forgive yourself first. It’s also easier said than done but once you get the hang of it, it becomes easier to let go and forgive others. Once you let yourself move on from what you didn’t do right you actually start getting it right because you learn something from your mistakes. It also teaches you let others learn from their mistakes because your perspective begins to change. (Read the blog on perspective here)
The best part, your forgiving nature starts to check in. I’m not going to tell you why you should forgive that is a journey you need to take for you. For me on the other hand it’s like being able to fly again. Give your self another chance. Get up, dust yourself and try again. Give this chance to yourself so that it’s easier to give to others. Remember:
Life is an endless journey of learning to fly and only you can live it to its full potential.