“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” – Katherine Ponder
Yes, it is liberating to forgive and let go of resentment. For a couple of months this year, I was experiencing strong resentment and anger towards someone close in my life. In those months, I was not happy. I was judging her, angry when her name is being mentioned and even at times wish that God or someone could teach her a lesson. The moment I decided to let go of the resentment , to view her as pure and perfect the way she is and that I have no right to judge her or to change her, the bondage dissolved and I feel so much lighter, happier and my life starts to go with the flow again.
I fully agree that it is not always easy , especially when the other party did hurt or harm us badly. However, if we give up the effort to be right and come from the perspective that everyone is always doing their best no matter how ridiculous their behavior, we could forgive and let go of our resentment easier. Remember that every action we or others take is an effort to experience love. See the person that hurt you as a soul desperately trying to experience love and has acted only in the way that they know best helps me to let go of resentment easier.
What resentment are you holding on that you like to set it free today?