Forgive those who've hurt you
- Acknowledge the pain.
Think about the person who has hurt you in the past. Take a moment to recognize the hurt you've experienced. Give yourself permission to feel the pain and acknowledge its presence.
- Release the anger.
After acknowledging the hurt, it's important to let go of the anger and resentment you might be holding onto. You can do this by practicing meditation, writing in a journal, or talking to a trusted friend who can provide support.
- Understand the other person.
Try to understand the other person's perspective and why they may have acted the way they did. This helps you cultivate empathy and gain a better understanding of their motivations.
Once you've acknowledged the hurt, released the anger, and developed empathy, it's time to forgive. Remind yourself that holding onto grudges only harms your own well-being. You can express forgiveness with a simple statement like "I forgive you" or "I let go of the hurt and anger I feel towards you."
- Move forward.
Allow yourself to heal and grow from the experience. Focus on creating a better future for yourself, free from the weight of past grievances.
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