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Forgiveness Affirmations

Here are some affirmations to help wash away the pain of resentment to a more loving, fresher, cleaner and joyful life.

  1. I am free from the prison of resentment.
  2. Resentment replicates old turmoil and I choose my life to be drama free.
  3. I do not confuse people from my past with people in the present.
  4. I acknowledge my faults and forgive myself completely.
  5. I make peace (inside) with anyone who has done wrong.
  6. Forgiveness is a gift to myself.
  7. I follow the principle of “live and let live.”
  8. My parents did the best they could. I forgive them for any wrong that they unknowingly did and forgive myself for holding a grudge against them.
  9. When I forgive myself, it becomes easier to forgive others.
  10. Forgiveness gives me a fresh start and a clean slate.
  11. I forgive to stop the negative karmic cycle in my life.
  12. Each day is filled with new possibilities.
  13. Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
  14. The past is done. I now live in the present.
  15. I am the architect of my future.
  16. I am a pioneer of the future and not a prisoner of the past.
  17. I am forgiving, loving, gentle and kind to everyone.
  18. I lay down the heavy weight of doubt, shame, guilt, embarrassment and self-hate.
  19. Intention is my catalyst for my ideal future.
  20. I am capable of moving beyond my own mistakes.
  21. I am able to heal from the hurt of my past.
  22. I am worthy of all the compassion and kindness in the world.
  23. I forgive myself one day at a time.
  24. I release the pain of anger and rage from my body.
  25. I release my past and forgive my participation in it.
  26. I accept my past and learn from it.
  27. I practice understanding and compassion.
  28. I did the best I could at the time with what I knew.
  29. I have the courage to heal any wound.
  30. I will treat myself with love and respect.
  31. I love myself and all that I am.
  32. I go with the flow.
  33. I grow more patient and understanding of others by forgiving myself.
  34. I cease all self-judgement and self-sabotage.
  35. I the energy of love and forgiveness to surround me.
  36. I grow stronger and better every day.
  37. I forgive so that I can have inner peace.
  38. I can only help others by forgiving myself.
  39. Understanding is the highest form of love.
  40. Old, negative patterns no longer hold me back. I let them go with ease.
  41. I forgive everyone in my past for all perceived wrongs. I send them loving energy and wash it out of my aura.
  42. All is love.

The Empowering Truth About Forgiveness

Walking around with a chip on my shoulder only hurts me. Of course, I wish my father had appreciated my accomplishments, but instead of being mad about it, I’ve chosen forgiveness.

If I still had open wounds and unfinished emotional business, that burden would prevent me from being the husband and father I am today. For me, that is the ultimate example of the power of forgiveness.

When you believe you’ve been cheated, offended, betrayed or otherwise treated unfairly, you might understandably feel like a victim. Perhaps you’re the kind of person who gets so upset that you just want to sit in the corner and eat some worms. Or your blood might start boiling as you contemplate how you’re going to get even. With rage in your heart and clenched fists, you may feel invincible. The truth is that you have never been weaker.

Why? You’re letting somebody else dictate your emotions and control you. When you’re locked up in an emotional prison, you give away your power.

Let’s say, for instance, that a friend gossiped about you, or someone at work took credit for your ideas. You’re really pissed off, and the anger and resentment have started to eat away at you. You may be 100 percent justified, but you’re the one left paying the price because you’ve let another person make you miserable. In fact, the negativity stretches beyond your own well-being. Think about what happens when there’s a skunk in your backyard: The odor permeates your whole house. Bitterness spreads like that. It can contaminate not only your emotions but also your relationships; the stench in your heart can affect the way you treat your kids or your spouse because it literally changes who you are.

I’m not saying you have to give the other person a pass. As I’ve often said, it’s good to forgive and bad to forget. I may forgive someone, but I sure don’t forget what he did because I don’t want to be stupid enough to let it happen again. What I am saying is that forgiveness allows you to unlock the bonds of hostility and set yourself free.

Now, if you’re thinking you’ll just wait until a wave of generosity and grace washes over your soul, you’ll be waiting a long time. Forgiveness is not a feeling. It’s a choice you consciously make. You have to decide to tell yourself, She is not worthy of one more ounce of my energy or thoughts. I am withdrawing my investment in bitterness and hatred so I can invest more fully in the people I love and care about. She may have had a hold on me, but now I am choosing to shake her loose. I am taking back the ability to decide who I am, what I think, how I feel and whom I focus on. That’s where my power comes from. I will not let anyone else turn my heart cold or change who I am.

The other person doesn’t need to know about your decision. I’ve forgiven people who may not have even known they’d transgressed against me. Had I said, “Hey, I just want you to know that I forgive you,” they probably wouldn’t have had a clue what I was talking about. There’s no need to go through any drama because this isn’t about the other person. It’s all about you casting off the unhappiness and grudges that are weighing you down.

Forgiveness is a gift to yourself because you deserve to rise above pain and hurt.

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