Letting go of anger, bitterness, resentment and hate towards others is the not a weakness – it is in fact the strongest, most empowering thing you can do for yourself. No matter how heinous what was done to you was I guarantee you thinking negative thoughts will not harm that person in any way, shape or form… the only person it hurts is you. You’re not giving them a free pass to hurt you again… You don’t have to forgive or forget – but let go of the negativity. It’s like trying to kill your enemy with a poison you drink yourself. And yes, sometimes those negative emotions will be hard to give up because they gave you the strength to keep fighting when you had nothing else to keep you going… but one day when you’re ready – letting those feelings go will be the greatest gift you can give yourself. Because ultimately, you’re freeing yourself of the power that person has over you by not letting them continue to hurt you psychologically anymore. And more importantly – you’re not letting them change you from a positive person into a negative one. So get them out of your mind, they’re not worthy of the emotional energy you’re focusing on them. Perhaps they deserve what you’re wishing for them to receive… but your thoughts and emotions aren’t punishing them – only yourself. Ultimately the happiness they took from you is a more worthy cause to fight for…. and it’s time to take it back!…….Ranata Suzuki
Unhappiness cannot exist on its own.
When we allow negative thoughts to
enter our mind that is what causes
unhappiness. When our mind holds
on to negative thoughts it’s really
just our own thinking not our life.
We have a choice, to dwell in the
negative feelings or chase them away
and only think positively. External forces
can cause us to feel bad. But once we
realize that it is our own thoughts that
are causing us to react the way we do,
we have the power to change our mind.
People can push our buttons, but it is up
to us on how we choose to react to
negative influences……Carol Guajardo