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Achieve Inner Peace by Learning the Art of Forgiveness

Father of the nation, Mahatam Gandhi said `the weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong’. Forgiveness is not something everyone is capable of. But, the biggest advantage of each one of us can extract from this art is that it

Mental Health By Vasudha Bhat / May 20, 2014

Forgiveness is an Art

Forgiving a person who harms you beyond repair and measures is a next to impossible thing for almost all of us. But, not many of us would realize that hatred leaves you shattered from within and takes away your peace and composure. When you don’t forgive a person, your mind keeps wandering in the past and your bruises keep feeling fresh. So, here are few reasons which will make you realize that forgiving and moving on in life is the best policy at times.

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Your Happiness Depends on the Time you Take to Forgive

Your emotions and feeling decide your future experiences. And, when your emotions are filled with anger there are very high chances of you having a disturbed future. Forgive the person who has caused the hurt and move on in life so that you can have a happy future.

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Forgiveness will Help you Take Lessons

There are 2 ways to deal with hurt which you receive from people. Either you keep thinking about it and keep cursing yourself or you forgive the person and take a lesson from the experience. This will help you stay wise the next time you trust a person.

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You will No Longer Be a Victim

If you keep blaming the other person for all the damage, the remote control of your peace of mind and happiness is automatically handed over to them. Stop being the victim instead take the control of your own life which can only be possible after you have forgiven the person.

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Developing Compassion for Others

When you choose to not to forgive, it makes you compassionless for other human beings. Forgiveness calms you down to a level that you again start respecting and showing affection towards other humans around you.

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You will Realize `What Goes Around Comes Around’

No one is perfect. All of us have committed mistakes and knowingly or unknowingly have hurt people around us. When you forgive a person, it makes you realize that each one of us at some point or the other in life have done something wrong all of us deserve to be forgiven.

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It will Help you Fight Ego

If you refuse to take lessons from your past and forgive, will take over your consciousness. You will stop learning from life and this will soon take a toll on your mental well-being.

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It will Help you Save Relationships

Many relationships are ruined when ego restricts you from communicating with the people you love. Forgiveness lets you forget the past and save your relationships.

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It will Make your Loved Ones Happy

There are chances that the person who has hurt you is deeply apologetic for what they have done. When they truly seek for forgiveness, your act of generosity will add happiness to their lives.

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Your Heart will Remain Healthy

Studies have shown that people who forgive have a controlled blood pressure in comparison with people who stayed angry for a longer time and had a poor heart health.

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Helps you Stay Away from Negative Thoughts

Forgiveness means you have forgotten the past and the incident which had hurt you, does not bother you anymore. This will help you stay away from negative thoughts and will fill your life with positivity.

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