Perhaps one of the most difficult things we will ever do in life is forgive ourself. Sometimes we hurt ourselves, make bad decisions and virtually harm our own lives for the simple lack of our own ability to forgive ourself.

It's not an easy thing to get past. We have to first recognize it to begin with and the pain of it all can force you to keep it buried for years or even a lifetime. No matter how deeply you bury it though it will not prevent it from hurting you further. No it's pretty much guaranteed that if you bury and hold onto it it will in fact hurt you very much and over and over again until you dig it up and deal with it. It's that simple and just that complicated.

We often find it much easier to forgive other people then we do to forgive ourselves. Isn't it ironic that we find it much easier to live a life of self punishment rather than face our own demons and finally forgive ourselves.

If you want to fix your life. If there are holes; if there is pain; if you know you keep making the same mistakes over and over, perhaps in different ways but perhaps similar. Then it's time to dig up what's inside of you. It's time to forgive yourself for you are human. You are not perfect. You have made mistakes. We all have. It is time to let it all go and forgive yourself. Then and only then can you really move on in your life and grasp the life you secretly envision for yourself.

Walk with me today. Give me your hand and let us walk down this road together and ask ourselves for the forgiveness we desperately seek in the depths of our beings. Walk with me today and be free to live the life you desire.


Matthew said...

A fantastic article and a must read for everyone. If you haven't read "The Four Agreements" yet, do yourself a favor and do so, it's very powerful. Keep up the great writing!

Desiree said...

Thanks Matthew, Will do!