Forgiveness is elemental in being happy. Without forgiveness, what we have is resentment or bitterness or guilt, or all of these. Forgiveness is a verb, not just a word. But how do we forgive? I have found it most effective to speak it aloud. It doesn’t matter if we say it to the person, or just out to the universe. I forgive _____ for ______, and I release you.
No one owes you; only you owe yourself. Self-love starts with forgiving the self and others for their trespasses. In fact, changing the way we frame that, … maybe they weren’t trespasses at all. Maybe all the things that occur are to help you grow. So forgive yourself and others because we are all on a healing path in this life to become greater versions of ourselves and to be filled with the divine love of G-d. Forgiving opens spaces in the heart, the mind, the physical body and the soul for gratitude, for love, for happiness. All things that reflect G-d’s love for us. Clean out your temple and let your light shine.