Researchers report forgiving someone for a transgression is less stressful to the body than holding a grudge. Whereas holding onto bitterness, unforgiveness affects the healing rates of cardiovascular patients and their overall sense of wellness. (WebMD)
When we let go and forgive, we untie attachments. When we untie attachments to this person, place or thing, we empty yesterday’s baggage filled with hurts, regrets, etc. But there is a challenge and a way.
The challenge is the human mind insists on identifying with yesterday’s dis-eases of hurts, disappointments. The way is to pause, turn toward the experience of serenity and pray – God give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.