Daily Nugget of Gold 1288

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” – Robert Muller

Daily Nugget of Gold 1288

Forgiveness Motives

Have you tried forgiving people for things they’ve intentionally done wrong against you? Have you tried forgiving yourself for hurting another in a major way? Have you noticed that these things sound a lot easier to do than they are?

Most people are probably content with being able to say they’ve forgiven themselves or others but if they were really honest with themselves, the hurt remains. Is that you? If so, we’ve got great news, we can help with this! Have you ever noticed that the more you do a thing, the better you get at it? Well, this is no different. Before we go further with that, let’s talk about what the proof is that we’ve actually forgiven someone, this is from Doctor Joseph Murphy’s phenomenal book, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind. Have you ever had a toothache? Most of us have. If not, imagine another time you were in great physical pain. Do you remember it? Are you in pain now? Yes, we remember what the pain was like, but we aren’t feeling the pain now- that’s what forgiveness feels like. It’s a complete “letting go” of the pain.

There’s one more thing we need to do to see if we completely and utterly forgive someone else, if something good were to happen for them, would we be happy about it? What if they received a large inheritance or finally met the love of their life, would we feel happy for them? That’s a toughie. This is the high standard we want to meet, however, if we are fixed on truly forgiving. If we aren’t willing to go the distance here, we should understand that the return we receive from The Law of Attraction will never be purely good- for the thoughts we’re putting out aren’t pure love.

Many people believe that forgiveness is about benefiting the offending party. While it’s true that we may benefit them indirectly through improved relationships should we choose to stay in them, the main reason we want to forgive is for our own good. What we just said about The Law of Attraction applies here, the law works for our benefit best when the emotional state we live in is the closest we can be to pure love. Any taint in the love we offer, such as hurt feelings or jealousy are reflected back to us in our reality.

All this is fine and good, you’d probably agree, but if you’re having trouble truly forgiving in the first place, how does knowing this help? It’s important that we have the proper motive to do the work, otherwise we won’t likely gain the benefits we’d receive for doing so. If we aren’t motivated to at least try and forgive fully and completely, will we?

Our next session will focus on how to become great at forgiving, and this is important. See you then!

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

What can I do to get better at forgiving?”

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