There is an old Buddhist tale about a man who was very, very angry at someone. In fact, he was so angry that he was carrying a bunch of hot coals while he was trying to find his offender and harm him… Obviously, the outcome of this intention was that he burned himself so badly that he himself suffered for the rest of his life. And this was not only physical suffering; he was tormented emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Sometimes you carry judgments, anger, resentment, or hatred over a long time not realizing what an enormous punishment you bring on yourself. Forgiveness is essential for your health and overall well-being. And it’s not always easy to forgive someone who really hurt you somehow. I get it, believe me. But at the same time, you need to acknowledge the harm you cause yourself. So I invite you to watch this beautiful video and Give Yourself a Gift of Forgiveness.