Forgiveness is not for the other person; it's for you. Letting go of the anger or resentment doesn't have to mean the other person gets a second pass or their behavior is justified. Forgiveness requires a shift in perspective. We do not give power away when we forgive-we take it back.
The release simply means your body and spirit give up the burden of continuing to carry the anger or judgement. It is not easy, but sometimes you have to breathe and let it go. Letting go can also be a daily process, so be gentle with yourself and give yourself grace on days that you still feel unforgiving.
Deeper wounds may take longer to heal. Be patient with yourself and search for the good. 🦋