Goal for the Day: Forgive Your Enemies (Reposted from May 12, 2011)
To say that we have real “enemies” is rather melodramatic. Few of us have a Dickensian nemesis these days, but we all have people who have treated us poorly and made our lives difficult and unpleasant. The first order of business, when possible, is to remove yourself from these people. Sometimes it’s not possible to do so because of circumstances, but when the opportunity arises to extract yourself from the companionship of negative forces, it’s always preferable.
The next step is to find a way to forgive the offending party. No, you shouldn’t forget what they’ve done, and you if you’ve successfully avoided them, there’s no point in finding them again to give them an apology. However, letting go of the hurt and resentment is an excellent way to lighten your own burden and free your spirit.