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Focus on Forgiveness

Monday, July 20, 2015

Dwelling on past hurts can increase blood pressure and heart, however there is a marked reduction in stress when we think about forgiveness. (Psychological Journal 2001).
Therefore practising forgiveness can make you happier and healthier.
1. Tell someone I chosen to forgive them: Write a letter (I will not send it as the I have no idea where this person is, and do not want to contact them.) I have decided to let it all go (the anger, pain and resentment) and it is all past.
2. Find my "Letting Go" acupressure points (either side of the upper, outer parts of chest in the indentations below collarbones and shoulders) Press your fingers to these points and hold for a minute, repeat several times a day to facilitate forgiveness. I'm also going to carry on with my meditation practice. I will also focus my feelings and use them for my exercise today.
3. Burn the letter. I will do this tonight and let my feelings out into the Universe.

Yesterday's focus on contentment was fantastic, so fantastic I have carried it on today. I am enjoying my journey through 'Self Care for Life' by Skye Alexander et al, if you feel that you would benefit too, please support the authors and buy the book.

Wishing you all a peaceful and happy Monday!
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    Thank you so much for this post! It came at exactly the right time for me, as I am currently experiencing hurt and worry due to a lie someone is spreading about me. In fact, I blogged yesterday about feeling grateful for this opportunity to practice forgiveness. Now you've given me concrete steps for how to do so--perfect! I will definitely be checking out the book you reference.

    All the best,
    1600 days ago
  • ALEXMAX2015
    Ohhhhh this is a trial for me too, but I will always give things a try. I am trying to be more holistic, I have always been a glass half full, but since starting this book it has made me have a long hard look at myself. It has overall been a very positive experience, like everything some things are harder than others but I have particularly enjoyed the happiness, contentment and taking risks portions (totally awesome, fun and the whole family benefited).
    It will take a year to complete the book and I thought it would be cool to journal it on my blog, so I have a record to look back on.

    Thank you for your comment! It inspires me to carry on emoticon

    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    1600 days ago
  • SB0901
    Ah, forgiveness. Definitely not one of my strengths. But I have a couple of major hurts that I really need to work on letting go. Thank you for the inspiration!
    1600 days ago
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