Fuller Woman Workshop Lesson #4 on Forgiveness

Remember that a life well lived is your best revenge.

Instead of focusing on your wounded feelings, and thereby giving the person who caused you pain power over you, learn to look for the love, beauty and kindness around you. Forgiveness is about personal power. -living to forgive.com

Personal Power!! Taking the power back from all of those things that hold you back. We often give people too much power over our personal well being. I agree with this statement when it talks about not focusing on wounded feelings but I feel that it is vital to acknowledge your feelings as well. Your feelings are valid. They matter. They are important and should take priority when it comes to making choices that make you happy. What we have to continue to do is to examine the basis for your feelings. Why is it that I am so hurt by this? What feelings have this incident triggered in me that made me reflect on the past?  Taking an introspective look whenever possible forces you to discover things about yourself that you didn’t realize.

For every negative incident there are always a positive, always. In every negative experience there is always an opportunity for growth. There are those that have negative feeling about how you look. They wonder how you can be so confident when everything in society is telling you that curvy girls shouldn’t be. Their actions reflect such disgust by your mere presence. Don’t let this be an opportunity to hate these people or to act in kind. It is in those moments that you learn to love YOU even more. Those people are in the minority. They so out weigh the beauty and positivity around you.

Your curves may make them uncomfortable, your confidence may annoy them, your positivity may not be understood. Live for those teachable moments. Walk into the room believing that you deserve to be there. Live fully in your purpose.

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