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Free Your Mind with the Power of Forgiveness

Updated on September 13, 2012

Choose to Forgive Choose to Live

Let’s Forgive & Grow
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To forgive is to give up resentment of. We have a choice to forgive or not. The power realized from doing so can mean the difference between a life of happiness and wellbeing or hardship and illnesses.

The act of not forgiving has such a physical and emotional outcome in life that keeps you from prospering and moving on with life. Believe me forgiveness can be very difficult when someone has done you wrong. We have to keep in mind that forgiveness benefits the forgiver more that the one who is forgiven.

Some people carry a lot of pent up baggage around all through life not knowing what damage it can cause to their health.

The Journal of Behavioral Medicine found that forgiveness to be associated with lower heart rate and blood pressure as well stress reduction. In the long term it can provide health benefits for the heart and overall health.


Life is too short to carry pass baggage in your present life. It only holds you back in becoming the person you need to become in life. When you hold on to resentment it put your body in a disease state and eats away like cancer. So learn to express yourself, protect yourself and move on. Live your life to the fullest and don’t look back.


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      yoginijoy 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic, USA

      You are so correct about the importance of forgiveness. In the end it does more harm than good to hold onto a grudge. One must learn to let go. Take care!

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      catmalone 5 years ago

      Thanks for your comment MarleneB. I'm glad your enjoy this hub.

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Isn't that the truth! "When you hold on to resentment it puts your body in a disease state." You are so right. Resentment causes more harm to the person holding on to it than the person who offended them. It's not always easy, but it is always better to forgive. I like this hub!