Learning to Forgive

Why is it easy to be kind to others?
Yet we cannot forgive ourselves
We carry resentments of past actions
Like shields and coat of arms

We offer gentleness to friends
But to ourselves we wish harm
Carrying guilt like invisible bags
When does the self hatred end

How can we extend our kindness to strangers?
When we offer cruelty to our own souls
Beating us down for mistakes made long ago
Trying so hard to be perfect when life is out of our control

It is time now to let the anger go
Loved ones forgave and moved on
Learn lessons of love from their actions
You shall see
Your mistakes are forgiven all this time

Sit a moment and reflect now
Learning to forgive yourself is key
The only true way to be happy and free
Find the strength to let go somehow

Repeat after me “May I Forgive Myself”
Say it with truth and intent
Break free from the chains of guilt now
You can do it- you have the power and know how!!

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