“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”
“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.”
“You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.”
“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
“Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time.”
“You can't undo anything you've already done, but you can face up to it. You can tell the truth. You can seek forgiveness. And then let God do the rest.”
The ability to forgive is one of the hardest, but most important skills you must have in life. I've recently had an experience of finally forgiving someone after about a month and a half of never ending turmoil. The complete relief I got after finally letting go and forgiving the person cannot be compared. In life, until you forgive everyone who has done wrong to you, you will be trapped by a grip that is never released until you find the strength within yourself to be the bigger person and let it all go. It is a long process, but one that is completely worth it. So, stop focusing on the bottled up hurt that the person has caused you, but instead how much you have learned about yourself and have grown because of this person. You are worth so much more than to be defined by this person's wrongdoings. Find the inner strentgh in yourself and you can be free.