During my process of healing from my divorce I spent many nights praying and meditating on having peace in my heart. I had such rage, hurt and overwhelm as a result of my break up with my husband that I was paralyzed emotionally. I knew I wanted to get over the pain and find happiness again. I didn’t want my divorce to be “the defining moment of my life” and I knew that if I didn’t find a way to get “over” the hurt I could easily end up bitter and miserable.
I spent many nights praying and meditating on having peace in my heart. I literally would just say “peace in my heart” or just use “peace” as a mantra for hours until I fell asleep. Then one night I woke up in the middle of the night and had a strange experience – I had an overwhelming feeling of forgiveness for people who had caused massive emotional hurt. I felt a lightness and peace I can’t explain.
If you have an emotional trauma caused by someone else and need to “get over it”, I invite you to try this process. It is simple and can be done anywhere.
When you are exercising/meditating/pre-sleep/praying, watching TV try using the mantra “peace in my heart.”
I never had the intention to forgive my ex and I don’t plan on telling him about it. It’s none of his business. The forgiveness allows me to be free of his hold on me. He no longer has power over me because I am not holding onto the anger and resentment of what he did and how he hurt me. This also allows me to be free to love again since hate and love have a hard time living in the same heart.
I have come to understand forgiveness as an act of self love – it is not about words but about emotions and it is totally a personal process. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself, not the other person.
Source by Katherine Powers
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