How to let go of Resentment: Sail Your Soul Sunday
A twitter follower asked:
Can you suggest ways to help release resentment?
I no longer want to hold on to this feeling.
"Forgive others not because they always deserve it but because you deserve peace."
Realize that your hurts and grudges are serving no purpose but to propagate your own suffering.
So why are you clinging to them? It is the ego. Like a bird builds a nest out of twigs and scraps it gathers, the ego gathers bumps, bruises, and grudges into this thing that Eckhart Tolle calls the pain body.
Then the moment you encounter anything that resembles one of those past pains, your whole accumulated body of grudges and anger comes to life. That is suffering.
Daily meditation and continual meditation will help make this unconscious process clear to you as it happens. I would recommend Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now.
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” ~ Buddha