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When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.

Forgiving someone doesn’t mean condoning their behavior. It doesn’t mean forgetting how they hurt you or giving that person room to hurt you again. Forgiving someone means making peace with what happened. It means acknowledging your wound, giving yourself permission to feel the pain, and recognizing why that pain no longer serves you. It means letting go of the hurt and resentment so that you can heal and move on.

The heart is like a garden: it can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.

The greatest obstacle to connecting with our joy is resentment.