Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self – seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Show some love; this world needs it.
There are many amongst us that walk with scars that bear the names of others. These scars are not wounds that purge but memorials of anger, pain, envy, jealousy, pride, remorse, malice or hatred and many other factions and this has slowed down our lives. We are carrying burdens that are cancerous and stress inducing. Lay aside the weights that so easily beset us. Take it upon yourself to forgive those who have wronged you whether they are deserving or otherwise
To forgive is to be free. Forgiveness does not erase the past, but looks upon it with compassion. To withhold forgiveness is to keep alive emotions of hurt, anger and blame which discolour one’s perception of life. To forgive, avoid ruminating the thoughts. Rather, trust the power of forgiveness to heal the hurt and the pain.
Talk to those who have offended you and let them know you have forgiven them. Some of us are angry with our parents for what they did to us during our upbringing. Forgive them. Pick up that phone and let them know you no longer hold them begrudgingly. Others hold their spouses with great resentment, let them know you have forgiven them, restore the channels of communication and allow a breath of new life to flow through your relationship.
Delight yourself in your newly found freedom as the stars that you are. Until we speak again, I am your host, Mitchell Odhiambo. Welcome to a man’s new world. To get a female perspective on this, check out Mercy’s post HERE