You've been wronged.
Someone you care about has upset you. Perhaps it's a family member, partner, or close friend, and they have betrayed your trust.
You're upset and fuming that they could ever do you wrong, and above all, you are hurt.
You ignore their calls and choose to not spend time with them, and maybe you're even slightly unpleasant towards them when you bump into them.
Now that you've "let it out," what's next?!
Realistically, you can't stay fuming mad forever. After you have vented out all your frustrations, there comes a new wave of emotion.
In this new wave, you may feel a bit nostalgic for the person you're mad at, and even miss them and the good times you had with one another.
But your pride tells you, "No, I can't reconnect with them, because they wronged me and I'm mad."
In these moments, it's really important to rise above the emotions, that bring upon negative thoughts, because at the end of the day you're hurting yourself more. You're flooding yourself with negative energy and thoughts, and that's the message you're sending out to the Universe. (And as we know, the Universe WILL send that energy back to you.)
Once you've gotten over your initial anger, it's really good for you and your soul to simply "let it go."
Let go of those feelings of frustration and annoyance, and let in feelings of peace and contentment.
So here are a few ways you can cultivate forgiveness:
- Breathing exercises and/or meditation:
This will deepen your connection to yourself, therefore, you will be able to have a calmer approach towards a certain person or situation.
- Talk it out:
Talk to the person you're upset with and explain why you're disappointed and then (and this is important;) LISTEN to what they have to say and try to understand the situation from their point of view. Hopefully this will help mend things.
- Find inner peace within yourself:
Before you can go around making amends with other people, you need to make sure the relationship you have with yourself is filled with peace and contentment. If you don't have a strong relationship with yourself, it will be very difficult to have a strong one with others.
In the words of Gandhi, "forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
Be strong, and learn how to let go, love, and ultimately forgive. It's good for the soul :)
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*The Mind Movies team has updated this post on February 15th, 2021 to include the latest information for our readers.*
Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.