Take a moment and think about any person, event, circumstance or situation with which you are angry, mad and harboring resentment. If there is even one person or situation in your life that you hold unforgiveness toward, you are sabotaging your progress in reaching your goals.
Any resentments, anger and unforgiveness will take away peace and joy from your life. Without forgiveness many individuals become depressed, anxious, or use alcohol and drugs to escape these feelings. It is time, this very moment, to make amends and move on.
We do not want to be anchored in the past. The goal is to be at peace with your past. The sun should not set upon your anger or unforgiveness. Each day wake up with a clean slate. When we carry around our resentments, we are carrying with us much more than we need. That is often why you will hear people say, “This is too much” or “I can’t handle this”. The reason being is that person is carrying too much old baggage (resentments and anger) to be able to look at the present circumstance and situation clearly and be able to take it on. This is also the reason for overreactions. Overreactions tend to occur when past unresolved circumstance enter into the present. When someone hurts our feelings we not only get my feelings hurt today, but we begin to dredge up every moment in the past when our feelings were hurt. This can be very overwhelming and cause emotional distress. Unresolved relationship conflict often grows, bitterness continues, and brings about more negative feelings.