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Forgiveness is Simple. Resentment is Complicated.

by Arielle Adelman

January 27, 2014 | 5:28 pm

Who in your life do you need to forgive? Your parents? Your significant other? A friend? Or perhaps, yourself?

Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you have to hang out or interact with the person you are resenting; it means that you are willing to let go of the past and love yourself enough to allow the stress that builds up in your body from holding onto anger, start to dissipate.  Long term stress promotes chronic health issues such as certain cancers, high blood pressure, and depression.  You have the power to control your stress with simple exercises that transform your perspective so that life feels more peaceful.

When you think about the people you need to forgive, what emotion are you feeling? Where in your body do you feel that emotion?  I know that I feel sadness in my heart, and irritation or anger in my neck.

The best way to work on forgiveness is to utilize a mindfulness technique such as a forgiveness meditation or dialoguing with the person you need to forgive.  In both exercises you allow your subconscious to surface and guide you to a more peaceful place.

When I do the forgiveness mediation, I experience a shift in how I emotionally feel, and the tension in my body subsides.  I invite you to experience this for yourself.

If you would like to learn more about the forgiveness meditation or dialoguing please contact me!

 

Visit my website www.relishlifela.com to read more about having a vibrant mind, body and spirit or to learn more about life & wellness coaching. You can also find recipes & advice on whole body wellness.

I love hearing from you so don't be shy and write me! Arielleadelman@yahoo.com

And don't don't be selfish, share this with your friends! Thank you!

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