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How to forgive and forget the right way

How can you forgive and forget the right way? It can be difficult to forgive that angry bus driver, pushy sales rep, or self-opinionated spouse. But don’t be fooled!

To forgive means to ‘let go’ of experiences from our past that no longer serve us today. Don’t confuse forgiveness with weakness.

It doesn’t mean that you must become friends with your ‘Nemesis’. Nor does it mean that you have to agree with everything they say.

Its normal to feel angry, resentful, and guilty at times. But holding onto those thoughts is where the problem lies. You can’t do anything about the past, so why continue to relive those bad feeling thoughts?

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Instead give up all the effort. Accept what happened and move on.

Whether other people messed up and you got the brunt of it, or it was all your fault: Either way, let it be. It’s now in the past.

Forgive and forget

Say to yourself ‘just let it go’. Put a post it note on your fridge with the words ‘let it go’ or find a good forgiveness quote and stick it on your wall. Practice letting go of guilt, anger and resentment. Forgive yourself for what you did yesterday and don’t beat yourself up!

Forgive what other people did to you, and don’t hold grudges with them. Remember your power lies with your ability to forgive: to let go and move forward without judgement.


“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”

Mahatma Gandhi

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