Forgiving can be both cathartic and transformativeand can have a ripple effect, radiating positivity. But remember, self-awareness has to precede forgiveness
NEW DELHI :
Resentment, rancour and rage are synonymous with retribution. When we are slighted or treated unfairly, the urge to get even stirs up like a snake inside us. A friend deceiving you, a doctor being dismissive, a boss retracting the promised promotion, a stranger ramming your car—each of these transgressions evokes negative feelings, albeit to differing degrees. When we are at the receiving end of a raw deal, a slew of destructive emotions overwhelm us. Even though we may not take revenge through word or deed, angry thoughts simmer in our minds. And we become victims of our negativity.