Has it ever happened to you to get angry with someone and feel bad every time you see or think of that person? A worse scenario would be if you have high expectations about that person and you get disappointed when you expected it at least…
Most of us have had such experiences. It has happened to me too and the best solution that I have applied is to forgive myself and the people that have disappointed me. Because I always remind myself of the Buddha’s saying: “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
Forgiveness is a very effective technique and a easy one to understand, but it is very difficult to apply. If you want to follow my example, you will give it a try many times and you will succeed at applying it. Forgiving yourself and others is a relief that you have to experience!
Forgiving someone doesn’t mean that you forget what they did to you but to simply to get rid of the negative energy inside yourself. Such energy can become a barrier for you to achieve what you want and live a good life.