Updated: Oct 24, 2020
As a counsellor it is important to help the client understand the power of forgiveness. Forgiveness is sometimes associated with theology and philosophy which is neither good nor bad, what matters is whether your associated thoughts with forgiveness help or hinder your state of mind.
If you permit unforgiving thoughts into your awareness, then these thoughts and beliefs effect our behaviour and emotional state.
You only have to be still a moment and think about someone or something you have not forgiven and notice how you feel.
You may feel anger, hatred, resentment and a whole host of negative emotions.
The question is:
Why would you want to carry in your awareness and therefore your mind, thoughts that effect your emotional state in a negative way?
Clients may say that it is impossible for them to forgive sometimes, even though the person they cannot forgive is no longer in their life.
My answer to this is simple:
As soon as we learn to forgive the thoughts and the negative emotional attachments to the thoughts, they fade away.
You have permitted into your awareness, forgiveness, which has the opposite effect on your emotions and state of mind.
You will no longer give the power of the mind to thoughts that invoke negative emotions, you have given the power to forgiveness.
By practicing forgiveness you are letting go of past negative thought patterns that induce negative emotions.
.Your mind is very powerful and it can make you feel happy or sad depending on what you permit into your awareness.
Forgive, forgive, forgive. This will improve your state of mind and life becomes more balanced and peaceful as a result.
Check out the video below for more information.