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!