I used to manipulate the world around me..but I was just plastering over my cracks and hoping for the best. Living from the inside out changed everything!
I wasn't in control of anything, therefore why on earth should I forgive anything?So I trundled along with life, hands on hips, bottom lip stuck out, absolutely defiant in my belief that life happened TO ME and I just had to deal with whatever shit came flying out of the proverbial fan.Forgiving my past hadn't crossed my wildest dreams.
Forgiving isn't about excusing others their bad behaviour, but releasing ourselves from the negative emotional and psychological impact of that behaviour.
To examine your beliefs is to refuse to blindly accept what you have been given or told about yourself and the world. It is about reclaiming power.
Without self care we are left with little energy to transform ourselves for the benefit of our loved ones and the world. Here's some techniques we can employ to both improve our lives and other's experience of us.