In a moment, please close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and think of who has hurt you the most in your life. Let the very first person that comes to mind be the one you stay with. You can do this now. Just take a moment.
Now…. forgive them. From the deepest place in your heart, let go of all hurt, anger, resentment, desire for retribution or apologies… let go of it all and completely forgive them.
When we hold negative feelings for those who have injured us, it is as if we are drinking poison in hopes of somehow punishing them. We are continuing to harm ourselves, to create neurochemicals within our bodies that promote physical and emotional illness.
When we forgive, we are directly connecting with the Divine. We are drinking nectar that heals us. We are putting our highest self at the forefront and truly standing in Yoga.
Forgive someone else tomorrow. Then someone else the following day. Forgive yourself for holding resentments and for the harm you may have done others in your life. Practice forgiveness as often as you can and allow grace to unfold.