What You Mean By Forgiveness

Dr. Purushothaman
February 19, 2023

Forgiveness is one act that can save many relationships. It is incredibly powerful and has the capability to make correct the wrong things. Forgiveness can be said as letting go of your right of punishing or hurting another person for anything miserable done by them to you. But many people in this world do not know the art of forgiveness or what does it mean to forgive.

The process of forgiving involves removing the negative thoughts about the person within yourself. You have to let go of the feeling of punishing the offender. Often the decision to forgive others involves a fight within. It can get more challenging also but less anger and offence within you would make things easier.

While deciding to forgive someone we often confuse forgiveness with emotions. Forgiveness can give relief and calm down your emotions, but it’s much more than an emotion. It like a decision we make based on God we worship and forgive others as God forgives us for our wrongdoings. In simple words, forgiveness is a decision and declaration that you no more hold grudges or anger against the offender.

Forgiveness is also a way of dealing with the present with freshness. It releases you from the pain of the past and takes away the negative thoughts of others. By forgiving others you not only live in the present but also learn how to deal with anger in a better way. You start to look forward to things without getting distracted or holding the feeling of hurting the other person.

In the end, forgiveness is choosing to love yourself and feel the freedom within. If at any point in life, you feel low or depressed about people hurting your feelings and you not able to forgive them, you may get in touch with Living In Wellbeing’s expert counsellors and involve yourself in motivational and inspirational talk with us.

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