Yesterday, for the first time, I felt what it meant to have my soul open up. In that moment, I had to accept that I’d been holding on to something for waaaay to long. This revelation led me to compose this blog. May these words free and encourage you. May they help you to embrace the best you. May they help you to embrace your Mafietta.
Life can lead us to hold on to past hurts so tightly that they continue to hurt, even while we expect forgiveness from others. This equation is a bit off and will never balance, but it is the truth for so many people.
Allowing yourself to let you guard down can sometimes lead you to meet people you’ve known all of your life – for the first time. This can be quite the difficult task because no one wants to open themselves up for continual hurt, but don’t we owe it to ourselves to live a life free from bondage?
What is bottled up frustration, other than bondage? It is the thing that steals our smiles and makes us grow old and grey before our time.
I’m not asking anyone to take the preverbal rock off a snake, but at least forgive it for biting you last time.
. . .and don’t do it for them. Do it for yourself.
Conversely, you may find that one is truly sorry for the pain they inflicted upon you. Many wish to turn over a new leaf and simply don’t know how. The first step is to ask for forgiveness if you’ve wronged someone and the next one is to forgive yourself for doing it in the first place.
If someone has wronged you, forgive yourself for harboring any animosity toward them and then forgive them for their misguided actions. Sometimes we must forget someone we think we’ve known our entire life and be reintroduced to them for the first time.
Life is the longest thing we will ever encounter. Who wants to drag the boulder of hate and hurt around their neck that long?
Ain’t nobody got time for that!!