I’m a highly sensitive person and that means that I make a lot of enemies, most of whom do not know how much their bad behaviour has affected me.
When I’m trying to concentrate on a task at hand, all I can think about is what wrong they did to me and how evil they are. I obsess about them to the point of hatred, which isn’t good, I know that, and I am trying my best to let go of the pain.
The reason I thought of writing this post is because I read the following in the book ‘The Power of Your Subconscious Mind’ by Dr. Joseph Murphy :
‘Some people in the world are difficult. They are twisted and distorted mentally. They are malconditioned. Many are mental delinquents who have become argumentative, uncooperative, cantankerous, cynical, and sour in life. They are sick psychologically. Their minds have become deformed and distorted, perhaps because of experiences they have had in the past. What do you do when you have to deal with someone like this? The temptation is to turn their negative energy back on them in the form of dislike. Strive instead to “return good for evil”. This creates an armour that keeps their difficult and unpleasant attitudes from affecting you, and your transmission of compassion and understanding will set in motion the process of changing them.’
When I read the above-mentioned paragraph, I had two thoughts.
First, I realised how wrong I was in my dealings with difficult people – I always returned anger for anger, and that did not give me any peace at all, instead all it did was destroy my peace of mind.
My next thought was – I don’t want to become like those difficult people, ever! I needed to forgive them, in order to free myself from the chains of bitterness that were destroying my life.
It takes a lot of courage to forgive someone who has done you wrong. But the truth is, bitterness and resentment are not easy to deal with either.
Most importantly, remember to forgive yourself. Everyone makes mistakes, you do not need to hold on to the guilt forever. You may have hurt others, but it’s never too late to change and be good to those around you.
These are two quote collages on forgiveness I had made when I was suffering from depression a few years ago. Do read them completely :
If you are a spiritual person, then do read this prayer I read on Pinterest a few days ago :
Do not let the pain others have inflicted on you, prevent you from leading a happy life.
Be the bigger person, forgive them, bless them and let go of the pain. Trust me, it’s worth it in the end.
Thank you for reading! Stay blessed!