These unhelpful negative emotions keep you from being the best you can be. They create doubts, not dreams. They break, not build.
When you are unable to find forgiveness, a dark cloud hovers over your life. The sun's healing rays can only shine through once the clouds part. Only love and the forgiveness you find as a result of opening your heart will part the clouds and lift the burden of the past. No wind or outside force will magically erase the pain of the past. Only faith, love, and forgiveness will dull the pain of any unpleasant memories still harboured today.
To forgive unconditionally is to forgive all -- yourself, parents, family, friends, old loves, bosses, coworkers, and others you have met along the way.
Ask to be forgiven and, at the same time, forgive those who have hurt you.
Forgiveness unburdens your heart. A heavy heart knows no peace. Lighten your load and lift your spirits by not only asking for forgiveness, but also, and equally importantly, forgiving others for the hurt they may have caused you.
Forgiveness asks you to be big, to rise above the smallest of holding grudges and harbouring animosity, to be bigger than the hard-hearted ways of others, to be, in a sense, godly.
To forgive is divine. Forgive yourself and forgive others.