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To thine own self be…forgiven?

Forgiveness isn’t always easy to come by, and sometimes rarely given.  Little do most people know that a good deal of the time it’s seldom considered that we grant forgiveness to ourselves.  As stated in my About post I’ve lived a lot of my life being what I consider an all or nothing type of person.  When the stars aligned and I chose something that really touched my soul (what sprung me out of bed in the morning) whether it be; playing  rock shows in front hundreds of people, teaching swim lessons to children, personal training, life coaching; I wasn’t always quick to acknowledge my successes.  However, I’ve always been lavish in my self criticisms and making myself wrong.  The problem isn’t that we beat ourselves up, it’s that we don’t catch it, learn from the mistake, forgive ourselves and move on.  The other thing that most people don’t know about forgiveness is what it actually means…let alone look like in real life. Lets take a look at what it ACTUALLY means:

1. to grant pardon for or remission of (an offense, debt, etc.);absolve.
2. to give up all claim on account of; remit (a debt, obligation,etc.).
3. to grant pardon to (a person).
4. to cease to feel resentment against: to forgive one’s enemies.
5. to cancel an indebtedness or liability of: to forgive the interestowed on a loan.

Notice how in the first 3 definitions to grant, to give up, to grant pardon.  Forgiveness is a gift, and again one seldom given to ourselves.  Note all require action.  Look at your life, you’re past, maybe something you’re going through right now.  Really look if you’re beating yourself up for it and if so…LET IT GO.  It’s bad enough you have unfavorable circumstances and occurrences in life, the last thing you need is a double whammy.  I hope this post left you with a little more space to go about your days, and if you need a reminder…come on back…I’ll remind you.

Thanks for stopping by

Billy