If you’ve ever had one of your friends hurt you, you will know it can be heart wrenching. One of the best ways to open the door to forgiveness is to try to understand the person better, taking into account everything your friend was going through at the time and how he or she must have felt. Remember that your friends are only human and they have flaws just like everyone else.
The issue of forgiveness is a very complex one but ultimately when we forgive someone release the pain and resentment we are harbouring – this is very liberating and makes what is often a hard process worthwhile.
There are three fundamental blocks to forgiveness – which if we commit to move past – can set us free.
- Hatred and Resentment
- Shame and Humiliation
If you would like to know more about how to overcome these blocks please read my series article on forgiveness titled ‘How to Liberate Yourself by Overcoming the 3 Blocks to Forgiveness’.
Do you find it easy or hard to forgive? Have you ever struggled with any of the three blocks to forgiveness? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.