Pop!Tech 2008 - Laura Waters HinsonSelf-forgiving is:

  • Accepting yourself as a human who has faults and makes mistakes.
  • Letting go of self anger for your past failures, errors, and mistakes.
  • No longer needing penance, sorrow, and regret over a grievous, self-inflicted, personal offense.
  • The act of self love after you have admitted your failure, mistake, or misdeed.
  • The spiritual self healing of your heart by calming self rejection, quieting the sense of failure, and lightening the burden of guilt.
  • The act of letting go of the need to work so hard to make up for your past offenses.

Lack of self forgiveness can result in:

  • A loss of love for yourself.
  • Indifference toward yourself and your needs.
  • An emotional vacuum in which little or no emotions are shown or shared.
  • Chronic attacks or angry outbursts against self.
  • Disrespectful treatment of self.
  • Self-destructive behaviors.
  • Self-pitying.
  • Chronic recalling and reminding of past failures, mistakes, errors, and offenses.
  • Suspicions about others’ motives, behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs when they are accepting of you.
  • Chronic depression.
  • Chronic hostility, sarcasm, and cynicism.
  • Self name calling, belittling, and self demeaning behaviors.
  • Unwillingness to change and/or unwillingness to seek the help necessary to change.
  • Resistance to doing what is necessary to heal within and recover from low self-esteem.
  • Resorting to alcohol, gambling or drugs to burry emotions.
  • Relapse to drinking or drugging.

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