3 Critical Reasons People Don’t Want To Deal With Their Regrets.

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“The practice of forgiveness is our most important  contribution to the healing of the world.”-Marianne Williamson, spiritual teacher

“The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.” – Marianne Williamson, spiritual teacher

Below are three critical reasons people don’t want to deal with their regrets:

They are still angry. Things that happen in the past are stored in our memory. Some are easy to forget, others are not. When we remember that moment, our anger level goes up. It is a perfect reaction, but don’t let it control you. Master your emotions. If you want to live a healthy and glorious life, you need to acknowledge what has happened to you, and how you are going to prevent it from ruining your future. You can fix it by changing how you think about it. Forgive yourself.

Practice these words:

It is okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are part of who we are.  I am in control of my life. I am in  control of my anger. Anger will not control me, and never will.

They still feel guilty. People don’t like to talk about their bad past experiences. It brings back sad moments. Know this: “It is okay to think about your past, but don’t stay there. Don’t dwell on your past mistakes forever. People still feel guilty because they don’t want to be seen as a failure; they don’t want to face it, because of what it might bring out. They prefer to keep it.

Practice these words:

I have the power to change my life. I am the master of my life. I have the power to control my life. I will not allow guilt to  hold me back. I am free. I am living a healthy life.

They are still afraid of the damage. People don’t want to talk about or deal honestly with regret because of how it will make them feel. As a result, people are living a life of fear. They don’t know what will happen to them in the future, because of what has happened to them in the past.

Practice these words:

I am my own master. Before I master others, I will master  myself.

All Together: Forgive and be free. When you forgive people that have done terrible things to you, you are also forgiving yourself.