“Resentment is like venom that continues to pour through your system, doing its poisonous damage long after being bitten by the snake. It’s not the bite that kills you; it’s the venom.” – Wayne Dyer
Are you still holding on to resentment towards someone that has wronged you?
Let’s be real here, we all carry around pain and hurt and it is doing more harm than good to our systems. We just have a hard time admitting it.
According to Wayne Dyers analogy, a snake bite aka a bad experience may have happened once, but we have been holding on to the venom – pain or hurt, from the situation beyond the experience. If you choose to look at hurt that way, could you imagine, we have been walking around all this time with venom in our blood!
In reality, negativity is more damaging to our system than the actual incident that happened to us. Anyone who carries around this pain knows how overwhelming it could be at times. Most times you want to just explode from the hurt, but you just have to suppress it and keep it moving.
We don’t realize it, but this overwhelming negative emotion may have a negative impact on our relationships, our successes and our overall happiness. It may be the root to so many actions and reactions you have on a day to day basis, and you don’t realize it. Figuring out that this venom within you maybe killing the joy in your life can be the first step towards recovery. I don’t know about you, but I want to move on and find happiness.
So what is the antidote for the venom of negativity?
Forgiveness. Forgiveness towards someone who has wronged you can go a long way. You don’t have to tell them you forgive them, just tell yourself. Forgiveness can be what you need to purge the venom from your system.
Here are five quick steps to move you closer to forgiveness.
Using these four quick steps towards forgiveness can hopefully help you move past your negative experience. Remember it will take work and it won’t happen overnight. So keep trying and you will eventually master the art of happiness through forgiveness.