Forgive Yourself When Needed

Sometimes, we owe an apology to ourselves for poor choices made, which have harmed us rather than help us. Learn to forgive yourself when needed.

Everyone makes mistakes. It is when we carry them around, like an open wound, that we cannot move forward or find healing. Forgiving yourself is just as crucial as forgiving another.

Recognize that you will make mistakes, no matter how hard you try not to. When they happen, learn from them, and then let them go. Release them to the wind, so you don’t carry them on your shoulders.

If you do not forgive yourself, the path becomes hazy and dark. It is a path that leads to self-loathing rather than self-love. The key to ending emotional pain is always through forgiveness.

What has happened has occurred, whether you meant for it to or not. The more you focus on it, the larger the wound becomes until it is difficult for it to heal over.

All wounds need time to heal. Scars fade, as does the pain of our own mistakes when we learn to forgive. Scabs cover the injury allowing new flesh to grow and then fall off when their job is done. The mistake occurs, and you learn from it. The learning is the scab, and the forgiveness is the scab falling away, allowing room for happiness and a new beginning.

Do not ignore your mistakes as if they didn’t occur. Wounds left untended fester. Your emotions, too, will fester, and your reactions become ones of anger, depression, and even hatred.

Please do not punish yourself continually for a mistake or poor choice. We’ve all made them. Rather, love yourself enough to forgive yourself. This is the path of growth and enlightenment.

Tend your wounds. Know that you will make mistakes and forgive yourself when needed.

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Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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