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Forgiveness: Food for Health & Happiness

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Forgiveness: Food for Health & Happiness

My common sense says that the anger, resentment and blame that many people hold on to, often for years, account for a lot of health problems, and learning how to forgive could prove to be curative and preventative.

“Forgiving and releasing old hurts from your system is like taking a mental and emotional bath,” says HeartMath founder and stress researcher Doc Childre. “Notice how people bathe their bodies on a regular basis, yet they will store negative, toxic junk in their mental and emotional natures for years without a cleanup.”

Negative emotions, such as anger, resentment and blame, can cause stress to build up in the body; where there is excessive stress, there is the potential for all sorts of physical, mental and emotional problems. Most notably, elevated stress levels can impair the body’s immune system, putting you at risk for heart disease, chronic pain and depression, among many other debilitating conditions.

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Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.

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8:41AM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

I will try some of these

2:30PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

My anger here in Spain for example is how people really treat animals like cats consider pests and many end on the streets also dogs ,horses wild life and so on. LOVE TO FORGET ANGER AND CARRY ON HELPING AND FEEDING ANIMALS . PLEASE HOW WE CAN CHANGE A SOCIETY THAT CLOSE THE HEART TO ANIMALS SUFFERING ...

8:56AM PDT on Jul 22, 2012

I practice forgiveness and for me it is part of a morning mediation. It IS wonderful.
Honestly, I carry the most resentment towards those who hold political power and use that power to harm those who are less fortunate, less wealthy, much less powerful, and more vulnerable. Bullies?
It is easier for me to forgive the past than ongoing harm and destruction going on in the present.

7:32PM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

Of course this is the right thing to do, but some people will continue to hurt you over and over again without compunction just because they can, until it becomes impossible to forgive them one more time. In that case it's best to remove them from your life and move on, as they will destroy you in the end.

12:28PM PDT on Jul 19, 2012

Thanx.

2:38PM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Noted....Thanks..

7:58AM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

thanks for sharing.

6:17AM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Thanks

8:55PM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

yes!

8:39PM PDT on Jul 17, 2012

EFT / Pranic Healing / A Course in Miracles / New Testament teachings / Quantum Touch / Prayer - all are resources that have the power to heal on the emotional level. It still is not easy - the Ego is stubborn.

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Thanks for sharing.

I have the forgiving part down it is the forgetting that is difficult!

Good to know.

Good tips. TY Did not know about drinking water in the morning.

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