So many people have been hurt. Maybe someone didn’t say hello to you in passing you in the hallway. Or maybe you’ve been several abused by a family member.
We all have been hurt to one degree or another. However, it’s CHOOSING to forgive which is essential. I was fired from the United Nations in a lengthy and what started from a jealous colleague of mine. I had to choose to forgive.
Deepak Chopra, shared with Ramon Ray, a small business expert, that the reason we should forgive is that forgiveness heals.
He said, in our brief interview, that you should forgive not because the other person deserves it but because you deserve peace.
Hurt is a normal part of life. In one way or another, we have all felt hurt at some point. Some hurts are minor and can easily be brushed off while others can be life-changing. Regardless of the severity of the hurt, it is always important to forgive. But why? According to Deepak Chopra, forgiveness has incredible healing power that can transform our lives.
Let’s explore why hurt people should forgive, drawing insights from the teachings of Deepak Chopra.
Forgiveness brings inner peace
When we hold onto resentment, anger, and pain, they begin to fester within us. The longer we hold onto them, the more they eat away at our peace and well-being. Forgiveness, on the other hand, allows us to let go of these negative emotions and find inner peace. Deepak Chopra says that we should forgive not because the other person deserves it but because we deserve peace.
Forgiveness fosters emotional growth
Hurt and pain are often accompanied by an array of negative emotions such as anger, bitterness, and hatred. However, when we forgive, we begin to cultivate positive emotions such as compassion, empathy, and understanding. Instead of focusing on how we were wronged, we can focus on how we can grow from the experience and use it to become better versions of ourselves.
Forgiveness improves relationships
When we forgive someone who has hurt us, we open the door to better relationships. Forgiveness softens our hearts and allows us to see people as they are, flaws and all. It helps us to understand that people make mistakes and that we are all capable of hurting others. By forgiving someone who has hurt us, we can strengthen our relationships and build deeper connections.
Forgiveness promotes physical healing
Research has shown that forgiveness has a positive impact on our physical health. Holding onto anger and resentment can create toxic stress in the body, leading to a range of health issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and chronic pain. When we forgive, we release this toxic stress and allow our bodies to heal.
Forgiveness is a choice
At the end of the day, forgiveness is a choice. It is something that we can choose to do regardless of someone else’s behavior or our own circumstances. While it may be difficult to forgive, especially if we have been deeply hurt, it is always possible. When we choose forgiveness, we are choosing to take back our power and not let someone else’s actions control our lives.
Hurt is an inevitable part of life, but forgiveness is key to healing. Forgiveness brings peace, promotes emotional growth, improves relationships, promotes physical healing, and is a choice. By choosing to forgive, we open ourselves up to a world of healing and growth. It takes courage and strength to forgive, but the benefits are immeasurable. So if you’ve been hurt, remember that forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
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Ramon Ray is unapologetically positive. He’s the publisher of Breakfast with Champions BWCDaily.com and ZoneofGenius.com Ramon’s an expert in personal branding and founded Celebrity CEO™ focused on personal branding. He’s a serial entrepreneur who’s started 5 companies and sold three of them. Get to know him better at RamonRay.com