Thursday, July 21, 2011

Holding a Grudge Could Kill You – Why You Need to Forgive

You may be asking what a grudge or forgiveness have to do with health and fitness. If you are holding anything against anyone you are at risk of ill health and early death. What does the lack of forgiveness do to the one who will not forgive? Here are some of the consequences of lack of forgiveness:

Consequences of Lack of Forgiveness:

  • Hurt
  • Negative attitude
  • Vengeance
  • Bitterness
  • Excessive use of foul language about others
  • Excessive use of foul language about yourself
  • Holding a grudge
  • Tense and stressful when around the person you haven't forgiven.
  • Person you haven't forgiven maintains power over you
  • Depression
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety
  • Promiscuity

Benefits of Forgiving:
  • More friends
  • Enhanced psychological well-being
  • Normal blood pressure
  • Less inflammation in the body
  • Better sleep
  • Enhanced spiritual well-being
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Author: Lt. Col. Bob Weinstein, US Army, Retired

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