What does it mean to forgive?
Forgiveness is a nominalization (a disguised verb), which makes it sort of inaccurate when we say we get or give forgiveness. We don’t. We can’t hold it in our hands, or pass it around. It’s an action as in we do “forgiving.”
To be forgiving of yourself is important. We know how unhealthy it is to hold on to resentment towards others, yet we forget, we must also be forgiving of ourselves. Whether it is one event, one era of your life or some small act that goes against what you ‘should ‘ be doing, we must release and let it go. Instead of being mad at, have anger toward or holding resentfulness in our hearts, try this: expanding your heart with breathe:
Sit up tall and breathe deeply until you can feel your torso fill more space
Close your eyes if you can (this still works wonders with eyes open)
Breathe in love and compassion
Breathe in peace, love and acceptance
Exhale with your mouth open blowing out air, exhaling and releasing, for some it will be making a sound, like a heavy sigh
Continue until you feel you are in a better mood, you feel lighter, you feel refreshed and you are concentrating on love and compassion.
Your heart actually will send out positive vibes that can be measured, literally providing increased health and ability to heal your body and you will have a positive affect on those around you.
On demand heart and brain coherence
Why start with acceptance?
In our pursuit of optimum health we can move toward what gives us pleasure and make peace with where we are.
We can be determined to apply action without getting into the space of “I am not enough.” If you practice self love and like what you choose, without being mad at yourself, this can lead to success. Feel good about yourself, unconditionally. Remember to take time to be grateful for the things you love about yourself and get inspired from a place of loving you where you are. You will be happier and healthier and get better long-lasting results.