Sunday, July 21, 2013

Holding On To Anger Hurts You

Forgive people in your life,
even those who are not
sorry for their actions.

Holding on to anger only hurts you, not them.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

It doesnt pay to anger. One must learn to vent your anger and frustrations. Holding it in only makes it build inside and when it comes to the surface it comes out wrong and you end up hurting somebody you love. Been there, done that.

LaVaida Hunt said...

God is forgiveness, we forgive not for others, but ourselves, so we can heal.

Anonymous said...

that is so true i do that a lot and when i let go anyone in way gets the blunt of all my anger thank u

Georgia said...

Yes indeed, holding in the anger you feel only hurts yourself & makes 'you' a bitter person.

I've personally found that forgiving the person for whatever they've done is best; but don't forget what they did thus preventing a similar thing happening in the future.

Georgia said...

I couldn't have said that any better.

Anonymous said...

It's so true to forgive others in order to heal ourselves. Staying bitter only damages your health.

Anonymous said...

Its like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I agree I have soon much anger right now, never knowing what to do right now. Can't trust a soul.

Anonymous said...

My girlfriend left me a month before the anniversary of our sons death and for the past 3 years iv felt hate for her.its only been this week where iv contacted her and told her that now Im not angry anymore as it had ruined me and now i feel so much better for forgiving

BK said...

So very true! While we may hope that holding on to the anger will make the person realise how wrong he/she might have been but very often, we are 'burning' our own hands.

Kim Kershner said...

I was soooo angry for so many years. It took a group that I joined to help me to forgive the unforgivable, and accept the apology that I never got. The group is called DBT ( dialectical behavior therapy). We learn skills to be mindful and that our thoughts cause our pain. Skills like : a sacred pause, an opposite action of what you would normally do, improving the moment in any given negative situation, and other skills that have changed my life and the way I think about it.

Anonymous said...

Some people like to be angry and hold on to the past. I did for years. I was a prisoner of the wrongs done me. All it does is make one bitter. So I had to let go. I can't change the past. I know some ppl who deeply hurt me, now regret that and are sorry. I have accepted their apologies and look to the future and try no to dwell on the past. I have moved on. I have become a little stronger. Lessons learned

Anonymous said...

Sometimes this is so hard to do and takes a long time. I pray but it keeps happening again and again.

Anonymous said...

But the anger still does not go away. When the people you are angry with don't even feel that what they've done is wrong, it just makes me boil over and get upset each and every time. I pray for the strength to forgive, but not forget, but so far, it's not working!!!!