What is self‑forgiveness?
yourself as a human who has faults and makes mistakes.
go of self anger for your past failures, errors, and mistakes.
longer needing penance, sorrow, and regret over a grievous, self‑inflicted,
act of self love after you have admitted your failure, mistake, or misdeed.
spiritual self healing of your heart by calming self rejection, quieting the
sense of failure, and lightening the burden of guilt.
act of letting go of the need to work so hard to make up for your past
Negative consequences of the absence of self‑forgiveness
In the absence of self forgiveness, you run the
hurt, pain, and suffering from self‑destructive behaviours.
guilt and remorse for self‑inflicted offenses.
seeking revenge and paybacks toward yourself.
caught up in unresolved self anger, self hatred and self blaming.
and distant behaviour with others.
negativity, and non‑growth-oriented behaviour.
a festering wound that never allows the revitalization of self healing.
over making new mistakes or of having the old mistakes revealed.
overwhelmed by fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of non approval, low
self‑esteem, and low self worth.
Signs of the absence of self‑forgiveness
Lack of self forgiveness can result in:
loss of love for yourself.
toward yourself and your needs.
emotional vacuum in which little or no emotions are shown or shared.
attacks or angry outbursts against self.
treatment of self.
recalling and reminding of past failures, mistakes, errors, and offenses.
about others’ motives, behaviours, attitudes, and beliefs when they are
accepting of you.
hostility, sarcasm, and cynicism.
name calling, belittling, and self demeaning behaviours.
to change and/or unwillingness to seek the help necessary to change.
to doing what is necessary to heal within and recover from low self‑esteem.