Oprah and I have never been best friends.
She possessed my TV. Haunting the (what is now referred to as) "OWN" channel. I don't even know how many shows this woman needs or has, but she just seemed a little full of herself. Who needs a whole TV station named after 'em?! Really. Psh.
So we've had this on-going battle of "watchmeI'monyourTV" vs. "umnothanks".
Today I gave in. (Probably just for the fact that I was bored and didn't feel the best.)
You win, Oprah.
So, this little show called, "Oprahs Lifeclass", was on. Fine. I'll give it a whirl.
The show was on Anger & Forgiveness. Both things I have been trying to conquer lately.
Oprah begins to describe what it ultimately feels like to completely forgive.
Complete forgiveness isn't just an, "I'm sorry." It's a completely heart changing experience. Its about accepting what has happened. Understanding that you cannot go back and change it. Changing your heart to accept it. And letting go.
It's about knowing that your anger and bitterness in no way hurts the others involved. It only hurts you, your spirit, and your own happiness. By holding on to anger, you allow yourself to be completely closed off to the goodness that can come into your life. You allow yourself to be completely immersed in this pool of darkness for ever, until you learn to forgive.
"Forgiveness is giving up hope that the past could be any different." --my bff Oprah.
Anger is rooted in the past. Something happened. Something or someone was bad. Now I'm angry.
Forgiveness is rooted in acceptance. I accept that this happened. I understand why. And this is how I can forgive and move forward.
Once we understand this concept, our heart opens up to forgiving, and our life can move forward.
.....Just a 'lil sumthin' sumthin' I learned today. Hope you enjoyed <3