Holding grudges holds us back, but healing can’t always happen overnight.
When we forgive, we free ourselves.
“Sometimes closure arrives two years later, on an ordinary Friday afternoon, in a way you never expected or could have predicted. And you cry a little, and you laugh a little, and for the first time in a long time…you exhale. Because you are free.” — Mandy Hale
Letting go creates growth. Then, we can heal. Our hearts become open again to others if we let a grudge go. We stop seeing ourselves as victims but rather victors. This doesn’t lessen the accountability you may give another person. It just ensures that you do not mishandle them or yourself, or anyone else for that matter.
People may hurt us, but they don’t have to have power over us.
Forgiveness free us from the pain and the grip of the past. There may be a reason for anger. The grudge may be…