Did you ever notice that it takes a lot of energy to stay mad? You have to constantly remind yourself what happened, you have to focus on the wrong or slight that caused the upset, and you have to keep supplying energy to that anger. Forgiveness is a lot easier on the heart, mind, and body.
One thing I would like to explain is that forgiveness doesn’t absolve the other person of guilt. It doesn’t mean that what they did or said was okay. It doesn’t mean that the offense is eradicated. It simply means that you are not going to continually punish yourself with these feelings any longer. Forgiving means letting go of those feelings for yourself – it really has much less to do with the other person.
When you find forgiveness for other people, and for yourself, you will find it easier to get through your day. Your load will be lighter and you will find it easier to enjoy life and be part of this wonderful world. The power of forgiveness lies within each one of us and it’s our choice to let go of negativity, pain, and suffering. The power of forgiveness is always more about us than the other person, haven’t we suffered enough? As they say, “Don’t let anyone live in your head rent free”, especially when they have not earned the right to be there. J
“Choose Your Mood”, is the philosophy behind Lynette Lovelace’s new lifestyle brand, Lifetherapy. Lovelace created a line of luxury apothecary products inspired by the therapeutic powers of fragrance and mood. Lovelace states her intentions naming her fragrances: Play, Vacation, Escape, Chill, and Flirt. Products range from everyday hand crèmes, to pulse point oil roll-on perfumes, ultra rich body crèmes, hydrating body lotions and skin nourishing body scrubs. She reminds us that “mood is a choice, your feelings are contagious, and there has never been another you.”