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To Forgive or Not to Forgive? | Letting go is always possible, always appropriate, and has nothing to do with depriving the perpetrators of the consequences of their actions. Allowing people to experience consequences gives them the opportunity to learn from their mistakes and to make better choices in the future. Depriving consequences encourages the repeat of harmful behaviour. We can let go of our hurt and anger while allowing for appropriate consequences for wrongdoing...
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Wellness Tip: We all have been hurt by careless words and actions of someone that can leave us with long lasting feelings of anger, negativity and bitterness. Allowing ourselves to forgive those that have caused us pain can bring us peace, hope and joy, and help lead us to increased physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. According to the Mayo Clinic “forgiveness is a decision to let go of resentment and thoughts of revenge”. We might never forget the hurt that was caused to us however we can forgive those that inflicted the pain. Forgiveness allows us to focus on the positive parts of our life. As we give forgiveness we are able to embrace feelings of understanding, compassion and empathy. We are able to have healthier relationships with other, less anxiety, anger and stress, lower blood pressure, fewer feelings of depression and a decreased incidence of alcohol and drug abuse.
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