Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. – Paul Boese
Holding on to past hurt, guilt and resentment constricts your energy and narrows your perspective. Forgiveness allows you to let go and open up. Holding on affects you in a negative way, by either creating a momentum of negative energy or preventing positive energy from flowing to you and through you. Sometimes we hold on to resentment because we want the other person to be accountable. Maybe they will and maybe they won’t, but waiting for accountability from someone else is disempowering for you. When you decide to forgive, you are not condoning others’ actions, only freeing yourself from them. Like a carnation in the snow, you can rise above the frozen resentments of the past to blossom in beauty.