Why forgiveness is good for you.

Forgiveness is not always easy, especially when someone has done the unforgivable, (think child or animal abuse, heinous hate crimes, etc) but until you forgive, you won't be free.  We don't need to forgive to make those who did the harm feel better, in fact it's not even important to let them know you forgive them, but it is important for your health and well being to let go of the anger and resentment.  I'm far from the first person to come to this conclusion, here are some quotes that may give you a better understanding of the power of forgiveness.

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When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.  Catherine Ponder

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When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.  Alan Paton

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Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.  Ann Landers

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Forgive or relive.  Unknown

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Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. Paul Boese

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To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.  Lewis B Smeades

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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.  Mahatma Gandhi

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Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.  Malachy McCourt
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He who is devoid of the power to forgive, is devoid of the power to love.  Martin Luther King, Jr.
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So now you've got these two points of vibrational relativity: the lover that you really are; and the lover that you might be being in your moment or the hater that you might be being in your moment.

And when you are feeling the emotion that you call hatred or anger, what that means is, you've got a very different point of view of whatever your object of attention is, than the Source within you.

We know physical beings don't like to hear it when we say, The Source within you loves your enemies, because you are so determined that you are justified in your not loving of them. But we want you to understand that when you are not loving someone that who you really are is loving, the problem that is caused is caused by you, and the trouble comes to you, not to your enemy.  Abraham-Hicks
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