The reason resentment is so tough to correct is the fact that we justify our actions. We think we are right. We think others have wronged or hurt us. We think that we have been treated unfairly.
Maybe, what happened in our lives has been unfair, maybe we didn’t deserve to be laid off the job or not getting the promotion we desired. Maybe we resented a relative’s behavior. Maybe we despised the ex-spouse for the breach of trust inflicted upon us.
But here is the deal: Resentment will cause us to suffer. We are the one that will experience the aches and pains of inflexibility, sore muscles, stiff bones, and excruciating physical and mental discomfort. Why? Because a stubborn and stiff mental attitude held in mind for a long period of time will cause exactly these afflictions. We need to take this mental disposition called ‘resentment’ seriously.
Forgiveness is the healer. Letting go of the negative, hurt feelings. If at any time a feeling comes to light that is lesser than good, we are still suffering from ‘not letting go’. It’s not worth it, we are better off to let go and move on.
Today is a brand-new day with new hopes and aspirations, a day that can be shaped into whatever we want it to be – by each of us!