TO FORGIVE IS TO HEAL

For humans, there are three parts to forgiveness.(1) Forgiving a person who has hurt you.(2) Forgiving yourself for wrongs you have done.(3) Seeking forgiveness for hurt you have caused.Forgiveness means to let go of the resentmentand anger toward a person or group who hasin some manner hurt or harmed you.Forgiveness does NOT mean forgettingor excusing the wrong that was done.Rather, it means preventing a person’s actionsfrom destroying your heart and peace of mind.You will be able to forgive when you are able to acceptthe fact that a person is human and makes mistakes.You will be able to forgive when you … Continue reading TO FORGIVE IS TO HEAL

TRUE GUILT vs. FALSE GUILT— WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

There are two broad categories of guilt:TRUE GUILT AND FALSE GUILT.TRUE GUILT(1) This is the guilt you feel when you are responsible for a wrong that you committed.(2) In a sense this is a “healthy guilt”because it makes you realize that what you did was wrong.(3) The first goal is to correct the wrongif possible. If you offended or hurtsomeone, seek forgiveness.(4) The second goal is to let go of theguilt. Don’t carry the guilt and allow it to become a heavy burden.Remind yourself that you are humanand make mistakes. You aren’t perfect. You are still loved.You can’t change the … Continue reading TRUE GUILT vs. FALSE GUILT— WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?