I Forgive


“Every day I move toward forgiveness.”.

I have been racking my brain all day on how to express the gratitude I have for today’s meditation. I know it needs to be shared so I will let it flow freely from my finger tips and just write it down already.

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I am on Day 20 of 21 of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Free Meditation Challenge and today’s centering thought and affirmations really hit me. I listened to it this morning, heart happy and then sad, and then happy because I know the Universe sent me that message JUST when I needed it.

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No matter who you are, you have been wronged before. It’s not a matter of maybes or ifs. Everyone has been wronged. Those friendships, relationships, trials and tribulations. Life is FULL of them. One cannot be spared a life of heartache. It is just the nature of growing and learning. 

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Some have been wronged more than others. I am among those few.

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There have been more than a couple of things that have happened in my life that I look back on and say “I wish that never happened.”

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And although I do believe that every obstacle we have faced in our lives bring us valuable lessons, there are some obstacles that I just KNOW I could’ve learned THAT lesson from in another way.

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But then today’s meditation stops me from this dangerous cycle of returning to the past.

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“Forgiveness isn’t condoning a behaviour or forgetting it ever happened. It is you giving yourself PERMISSION to let go of the past and ACCEPT that what was done has been done.”

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Forgiveness isn’t about the other person. It is for YOU. It is you allowing yourself to MOVE ON and RELEASE yourself from what has happened and look for ways to bring LIGHT and LOVE to others.

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When you hold forgiveness back from a person, you are not gaining power but rather spending valuable energy. You end up being poisoned by hate. I know because I was there for a VERY long time.

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I am tired of living in the past and wasting energy hating those who have wronged me. I am ready to bleed the poison to let it not pass on to the things and people that matter to me most.


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So today, I choose love instead.

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I choose self-care, self-love and self-respect.

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Today, I choose to FORGIVE.

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We all have this power to choose love or hate. What will you choose?

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