When you feel you’ve been wronged, telling the story over and over only makes you feel worse. The more you relive it, the more you hurt yourself. Labeling someone else as wrong and yourself as a victim takes away your power and leaves you holding the weight of resentment and anger. When you recognize you’re in this place, there’s only one way out: Forgive them for hurting you once, and forgive yourself for keeping the hurt alive.
Forgiveness is freedom.
Steve and Jarl