Forgiveness is releasing ourselves from the hope that things could have been different. Forgiveness opens the possibility of being at peace, unlocking us from pain or bitterness. Forgiveness does not require that we continue harmful relationships; rather, it allows us to completely untether from the person who hurt us, when that is the most compassionate and self-protective action.
Inspiration for practicing forgiveness
Find comfort in remembering that everyone is doing their best, including you.
Give yourself the space and support you need to feel your pain.
Acknowledge your feelings, especially the ones you may not be not proud of. Write them in a journal or speak them to a trusted loved one, counselor, or therapist. Allow them to be present, without judgment.
Give yourself permission to end relationships that are harmful to you.
Listen to the Forgiveness meditation in the calm app
What am I not forgiving myself for? What do I need to let that go?