Let’s just assume that you have decided to forgive other people. You do it (maybe even following my 6 step process). Things are going well. You are getting unstuck.
And then… snap! You are pulled back, stuck. Feeling bad.
But this time, feeling bad about yourself — your actions, your words, your inactions, or silence.
You know that voice? The one that starts with “How could you….?” It reminds you of something you said or did… or something you didn’t do or didn’t say (but should have).
“Why did I do that?? (or didn’t)”, you ask yourself. And then, you replay the event all over again in your head… just like you have countless times before.
Sometimes, we find it easier to forgive someone else that to forgive ourselves. We just can’t seem to clear it out, let it go, and release ourselves.
Well, that is the topic of this week’s Thriveology Podcast, just to get you to consider forgiving yourself. This is NOT about ducking responsibility or denying what happened. It is about moving beyond that, to something better.