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The only people who get upset when you set boundaries are the ones who benefited from you having none.

Instead of avoiding your pain, work through it. Instead of withholding your tears, let them flow. Instead of closing your heart, open it. Instead of expressing hate, show love. Instead of judging another, appreciate them. Instead of being uptight and serious, be playful. Instead of fearing the unknown, move into it.

Your greatest test will be how you handle people who mistreated you.

I pray you heal from things no one ever apologized for.

Dear self: Don’t get so worked up over things you can’t change or people you can’t change. It’s not worth the anger buildup or the heartache. Control only what you can. Let go. ~Love me

I will not change who I am. I will not get angry with you. I will not seek revenge and be spiteful. I will only be smart and change the role you play in my life.

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.

When you continue to be irritated by someone who refuses to change you also refuse to change.

We often hold a grudge because we don’t want to let the other person off the hook. But who’s really hooked—the one who’s holding on or the one who’s moved on?

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.