We have all been a part of a situation in the past that to this day, makes us sad or empty inside. Someone said unspeakable things to you, a relationship ended in cheating and lying, a friend/coworker/boss didn’t understand boundaries. And when these events occur, we take blame – even if it was 110% NOT our fault. The memory comes up time and time again. You say you’re over it and you don’t care, but you do.
If this is sounding familiar, you have a hole in your past that must be filled. That hole eats away at us and we find ways to relate it to present and future instances too. Then, it will come the time to forgive… and that hole starts to be filled. All of a sudden, you’ll find yourself remembering it less and less, it won’t have that hold on you anymore, and it becomes just another chapter in your life. A learning lesson indeed.
I discovered the video below from an author I worked with about a year ago. It’s called “The Gift of Forgiveness” and cuts to the core of the issue you may be having. You will discover a lot about your pain by watching this – but more importantly, you’ll gain strength to look at your pain in a new light. You’ll understand it more and you’ll have a new perspective – one that is one step closer to filling that hole.
Enjoy, and please share your thoughts of this video by submitting a comment below – even if it’s anonymous.