on November 21 at 12:30 AM

Forgiving Is Hard, but Not Forgiving Hurts More


Forgiving Is Hard, but It’s Healthy

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” — Paul Boese

There’s a causal relationship between forgiveness and your health, according to science.

Unforgiveness causes us additional harm. When we don’t forgive, we release all the chemicals of a stress response.

You can’t change the past. There’s nothing you can do to remove the harm others might have caused you. However, not forgiving damages our mood — we see our lives through a lens of vengeance, hostility, resentment, anger, and sadness.


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