Many wisdom and spiritual traditions discuss the importance of forgiveness and healing.
Here, I offer a perspective on how our mind maps a situation that we haven’t forgiven yet and how this creates rigidity and limits options. Whereas when we forgive, we can drop the configuration of perpetrator, protector and wounded part so that we have much more options and flexibility. This frees up energy and resources for these parts to participate differently in our system.
While this discussion doesn’t include a “how to”, hopefully it does grease the wheels for making a decision to forgive anything in your life that you’ve been holding onto, which is the key that unlocks many doors.