Having a hard time letting go and moving forward?
Are you angry, frustrated, or filled with resentment?
If you are holding a grudge and having a hard time letting go, here are some affirmations and quotes you can use to forgive yourself or others.
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Affirmations To Forgive Myself
I am not perfect and make mistakes. And that’s okay.
I accept myself for who I am.
Mistakes are a part of life and teach me valuable lessons.
Self-hatred does not serve me.
I release all judgement, guilt, and shame.
I accept that I did the best I could at the time with what I knew.
I am capable of moving beyond my mistakes.
I am not a victim and accept full responsibility for my choices and actions.
I accept myself with unconditional love and let go of my past.
I am doing the best I can with what I have.
Each day I am getting better at being a good person.
I own my mistakes and forgive myself.
I release all stress and tension towards myself and forgive.
I am a good person and forgive myself for any mistakes I have made.
I forgive myself so I can have inner peace again.
I love and accept myself, fully and unconditionally.
I am letting go of all anger and frustration.
Forgiveness will heal my heart and release all pain and sadness.
I am at peace and harmony with myself.
I deserve love and forgiveness.
I release all negative beliefs.
I am worthy of all the compassion and kindness life can offer.
I deserve people who love me unconditionally.
Overcoming challenges and difficult times will make me a better person.
Every day is a new opportunity to start over and be the best version of myself.
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Affirmations To Forgive Others
I do not take anything personally and forgive those who do not know better.
If others choose to act out of integrity, that is not my responsibility.
I forgive those who have wronged me in order to live a life full of peace, love, and joy.
Everyone I meet has something to teach me. I am always trying to see the bigger picture.
Patience, understanding, compassion, and detachment comes naturally to me.
Nobody is perfect. Not even me. And that’s okay.
My happiness is more important than being hurt and holding a grudge.
I feel compassion for those who choose to act out of integrity.
My feelings are hurt and my heart is wounded, but I will never stop loving.
I forgive people who have wronged me and release all resentment. I deserve to live at peace.
Each act of forgiveness helps my heart to heal. I bring love, peace, joy, and forgiveness to the world.
I know a person hurts another based on their own fears and pain.
I cannot change another person. I let others be who they are and I simply love who I am.
I am capable of offering unconditional love anytime.
I see life with loving eyes, so life could unfold its beauty to me.
I bring joy, love and gratitude to the world.
I am grateful I have the choice to forgive.
I choose to be free of hurt, anger, and hatred.
My peace of mind and inner happiness is more important than holding a grudge.
People are doing the best they can with what they have.
We all make mistakes, including me.
Holding on to anger does not serve me.
Being angry at others hurts me more than anyone else.
I forgive others in order to live in love.
I do not judge other people’s choices or actions.
I choose a life filled with joy and happiness over one filled with anger and resentment.
Letting go of anger and forgiving others heals my heart.
My heart is free of resentment, anger, and hatred now that I have forgiven those who have hurt me.
I let go of all my expectations of other people and accept them for who they are with unconditional love.
I take a deep breath in of compassion and let go of all anger and frustration.
I do not hold a grudge and let go of all resentment.
I am moving on and letting go of all anger so I can move forward with my life.
Letting go and moving on is the best way to bring more joy into my life.
I have forgiven. All is well.
Affirmations for Letting Go
I release all fears of not being perfect. I am good enough. I am perfect in my own way.
I let go of all expectations. I am free to live the life I’ve dreamed.
I let go of the need
to control others. I allow others to be who they are.
I release all my past relationships and clear my spirit of any chains to the past. I am free.
I let go of any regrets. I am grateful for the lessons my mistakes have taught me.
I keep my good memories and let go on the dark ones. My lessons are learned.
I break free from all negative patterns. I free myself from all expectations of my parents and dear ones and start living the life I wish.
I breathe freely without constraints.
Possessions do not feed my spirit. I am liberated from the desire to have things.
Letting go helps me become more enthusiastic and full of life.
I start loving life more and more every day.
I let go of past relationships and clear my spirit of chains to the past to make way for new relationships to enter my life.
I am open for change. I trust the flow of life and know the future keeps only the best for me.
I let things happen without worrying about the significance of each event.
I trust that this will help me grow faster.
As I let go I feel blooming in all areas of my life. I start living as the best version of myself.
Affirmations for Releasing Resentment
I choose to forgive all wrongs and hurts, and to move forward, beyond the pain and into a world filled with positive possibilities.
I forgive the part of me that holds resentment.
I do not confuse people from my past with people in the present.
I acknowledge my faults and forgive myself completely.
I make peace with anyone who has done wrong.
Forgiveness is a gift to myself.
I follow the principle of “live and let live.”
The more resentment I release the more love I have to express.
I am releasing all resentment and offering it to God for healing. I am forgiving and praying for the well-being of all those who have done harm to me.
I cease all self-judgement and self-sabotage.
I allow the energy of love and forgiveness to surround me.
I grow stronger and better every day.
I forgive so that I can have inner peace.
I can only help others by forgiving myself.
Understanding is the highest form of love.
Old, negative patterns no longer hold me back. I let them go with ease.
I forgive everyone in my past for all perceived wrongs. I send them loving energy.
I release myself from all resentment so healing can begin.
Affirmations for Letting Go of Grudges
Though others caused me pain, I am capable to forgive them. I deserve to be at peace.
Holding grudge only does me harm so I can release it easily.
I know that people act out of their own loving or suffering heart. Their behavior doesn’t affect me.
I can detach from other people’s thoughts and actions. I don’t take anything personally.
I know every action comes back to its owner, so I create my future in a loving way.
I release myself from all negative emotions.
I decide to let go of any deep rooted grudges I hold.
I choose to let go of daily frustrations.
I decide now, in this moment, to let go of all regretful moments in my past.
I choose to let go of my need for the reassurance and approval of others.
I release all stress and worries and all answers come naturally to me.
As I release any resentment, I feel lighter and free.
I am in total control of my emotions.
As I let go of the past, I allow new joyful relationships to come in.
I am freed of any grudge and resentment I ever had. I have clarity over all aspects of my life.
I can see clear how releasing hurt helps me step in my power.
I am a strong, loving, joyful person and everybody wants to be around me.
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Positive Quotes For Forgiveness
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. ― Steve Maraboli
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. – Lewis B. Smedes
Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress. – Melody Beattie
Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning. – Desmond Tutu
True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience. ― Oprah Winfrey
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Forgive, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. – Dennis P. Kimbro
Keep in mind, hurting people often hurt other people as a result of their own pain. If somebody is rude and inconsiderate, you can almost be certain that they have some unresolved issues inside. They have some major problems, anger, resentment, or some heartache they are trying to cope with or overcome. The last thing they need is for you to make matters worse by responding angrily. ― Joel Osteen
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. — Bruce Lee
I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge. – Gerald Jampolsky
Remind yourself every day: I am in charge of my happiness. I will not let anything outside of myself control me. I am creating a life that feels good on the inside and it will turn into experiences that are good on the outside.
It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. – Maya Angelou
Nothing is a coincidence. Everything you’re experiencing is meant to happen exactly how it’s happening. Embrace the lessons. Be grateful.
To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness. – Robert Muller
Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on. — Criss Jami
Whatever is worrying you right now, forget about it. Take a deep breath, stay positive and know that things will get better.
Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. ― Roy T. Bennett
Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness. – Marianne Williamson
Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me. – Unknown
A life lived without forgiveness is a life lived in the past. — Asa Don Brown
With every roadblock, a detour is built. With every ending, a new beginning is defined. Embracing a challenge makes life interesting, but overcoming it makes life meaningful. – Matthew E. Fryer
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. ― Steve Maraboli
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you’re going to do now – and do it. William Durant
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