“The truth is unless you let go unless you forgive yourself unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” Steve Maraboli
LETTING GO of offence. When was the last time you had the opportunity to be offended?
Honestly and deeply offended. Was it last week, yesterday or today?
Did it floor you? Did it come unexpectedly? Or was it the same old pattern or the same old relationship?
And at that moment, what did you do?
I love the way language gives us an inkling. We use the phrase, ‘to take offence’. As if it’s an offer made to us. Held out to us. Telling us, ‘take me if you dare’.
And at that moment we have a choice. I can take this or I can LET IT GO. I can let it pass by and in that decision lies freedom and wholeness and hope. It’s not a running away or an unwillingness to address an issue. But it is a recognition that I can be responsible for my own emotional health and any resolutions come second.
LETTING GO is a beautiful alternative in a world of judgement, defensiveness and fighting back. A little like turning the other cheek.
So true! Life’s too short to hang onto offence. Move on. That’s my motto!