“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Forgiving yourself is more difficult than forgiving others. You can move on from other people, eventually being OK with whatever they did. But yourself? You live with yourself every day. It is much harder to learn to live in the constant attitude of forgiveness.
We mess up, make mistakes, take people for granted, and do things we wish we never would have done. But to live in those things is living in a proverbial prison. – a sentence that continues past the event. It certainly isn’t easy to forgive yourself if you’ve been living in a “beat yourself up” world for a long time. But it is going to be worth it to begin immediately. Beginning to breathe out the negativity and breathe in forgiveness will allow you to live presently. It’s ok. It’s not going to be perfect. But we all deserve to approach each day with a newness instead of fretting over the past mistakes.
Challenge yourself to deep breathing in the attitude of forgiveness and slowly breathing out the negativity in your life.