Updated: May 16
All of us make mistakes, and sometimes do things that hurt others. When we hold on to anger over harm done to us, or harm we've caused another, we hurt ourselves.
Chronic anger causes the release of chemicals in our bodies that are harmful to our health. Some of the most toxic anger can be from refusal to forgive ourselves.
Forgiveness is simply letting go of the anger; it does not mean that we approve of or condone
the harmful act.
Most people are doing the best that they can. Usually, the person who caused the suffering we feel is suffering themselves.
Try letting go of old anger and see how it feels. We all make mistakes, but let's try to make new ones.