Resentment will literally kill you!

February 23, 2017
Perhaps one of the most popular quotes of all time is from Buddha and it’s popular for good reason – ‘Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.’
This is indeed what happens, we hold onto anger in the form of resentment truly expecting others to suffer. It only hurts us and can make us sick, but why do we find it so hard to let go? Letting go means loosing control and for many of us this means conceding defeat. Who is it that we believe we are at battle with? When we adjust our perspective of life to being about learning opportunities and the opportunity to learn we detach from the need to win, to even compete and just let go and enjoy the process.
When we hold onto resentment we block the flow of new opportunities, people and blessings from coming into our lives. What we hold on to ultimately occupies space, look at what you are so desperately wanting – this is where your blocks are! If you are not experiencing transformation and receiving great things in one area of your life then perhaps there is some resentment and forgiveness that needs to take place? Whether it’s your personal life, intimacy, financial, career or family goals resentment can obstruct the flow of new things and change!
If this goes on long enough it can start to impact your physical health not just your happiness. Metaphysical science proposes that resentment and anger block the flow of energy in the body which can cause physical and biochemical illness. Are we really that angry and unwilling to forgive that we are willing to make ourselves sick? A challenge to set yourself this week is to take note of things that cause anger, frustration and resentment for you. Weigh up the energy and the cost of holding onto these grievances and then make an empowering choice to forgive and let go.
The simplest way to let to is to see the cost and the pain that is caused by holding on. Then actively choose to love instead of hold on and before you know it you will have let go and moved forward. Work with powerful affirmations such as – As I forgive myself, it becomes easier to forgive others and I am forgiving, loving, gentle and kind and am safe in the knowledge that life loves me.
Ask yourself in every moment how can you love more and be the light that changes your life and others. Your life and health is worth it!

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