Quote: ” Here are a few of the physical problems that may be associated with an
unforgiving mind. Headaches, backache, pains in the neck, stomach aches
and ulcer-like symptoms, depression, lack of energy, anxiety, irritability,
tenseness and being “on edge”, insomnia, restlessness, free-floating fear and
The key to forgiving is to have the willingness to forgive and to see the value
and benefits of forgiving and to see the detriments that occur when we do not forgive.” Jerry Jampolsky, M.D. and Diane Cirincione, Ph.D.
Reflection: Forgiving is difficult because of our pride and embarrassment of our action or others. I admire the people who can forgive and move on with a constructive approach to living a full and productive future. For example, you often read of a horrific murder of someone for no apparent reason. The pain of loss is incomprehensible yet some families have the ability and humanity to forgive. When we don’t forgive we only hurt ourselves.
Action Challenge: During the next 30 days of the New Year identify some past hurts and see if you can find a way to forgive the other person.