Forgiveness does not mean you are saying it is OK what the person who has caused the hurt has done, it just means you have set yourself free to move on to better things without carrying the burden of that pain. Easier said than done in some instances I know, but if you look at it from the perspective that you are forgiving them to heal yourself and not them, then it may help empower you.
When you forgive you are simply free of that person influencing your moods, the way you feel about yourself, your life.
This is not to say that you should “forget”, or even trust that person, or if they have gone from your life, have them back in your life. There is no obligation attached to forgiveness, I think this is what people struggle with.
It simply means you are moving on, have healed and what they did does not affect you anymore.
Then you are free to share all the good things you have to offer to those who will love and appreciate you. Because, you are wonderful. Be easy on yourself, life can be very hard at times. I hope this helps some people.
“I forgive others for the hurt they have caused me and thank them for the lessons I have learnt, I congratulate myself for evolving through this, I love myself”
” I forgive others for any hurt they may have caused knowing that I have learnt well from this experience, and do not need to learn this again, and that forgiving them sets me free to continue on this Journey of Life and that I am moving forward into happiness and peace” : )