“when the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”

Have you ever felt stuck in a situation? You find yourself painting pictures on your ceiling at night of whatever is bothering you, of the thoughts that just keep repeating themselves in your mind. You feel so heartbroken and torn up you wouldn’t even know where to begin to put yourself back together. I recently found myself doing this. I was just in a situation where I didn’t know what to do, to either choose to hate with everything in me or to forgive and move on with life? I was hurt by the one person I had thought learned to never hurt me. A million things run through your mind. You hear something you never thought would happen to you, your trust feels broken, you can’t look at yourself in the mirror because you just keep asking why me over and over. You feel sorry for yourself, and then you get angry and you don’t understand any of it. What do you choose to do? To continue to love, or start a never ending process of hate and pain?

I chose to forgive, and I’ve never been happier with a decision before. I have so much faith in love and forgiveness. I honestly believe that true love and true forgiveness is magical. It helps you move forward, you gain strength you never thought you had before. You feel things you’ve never felt. Feelings for things feel more powerful and passionate because you chose to benefit yourself. You’re accepting things for what they are and moving forward. People choose to make love, forgiveness, and letting go of things such a difficult process when really it’s meant to be a beautiful thing. People are just so terrified to do something that makes them uncomfortable or forces them to see things from a different perspective. I say go for it…jump. Turn your fear into curiosity. Don’t be scared to let go. Learn to take your hardships and pain and turn them into learning experiences instead of blaming yourself for something that didn’t work out, something that didn’t happen exactly the way you wanted it too. I believe that every time we hurt and get knocked down we learn to pick ourselves up, pick up the pieces and put them back together better than the time before. Life is going to be full of situations where the best thing you can do is love yourself, forgive the ones who hurt you the most, and move on. Let go of hate, swallow your pride, and witness the world like you’ve never seen it before.

Stop being so scared of being hurt. Everywhere you look someone is hurting in some way or another. There’s always so much pain in the world. What if we all just forgave one another? Turn a bad situation into a good one. Never hold on to hate. Put your heart into everything you do, fall in love with everything. It makes life that much more beautiful. At the end of the day if something doesn’t work out, if you’re not feeling the way you thought you would, you can give yourself the credit of trying. The satisfaction of giving something your all. Tomorrow is a new day and everyday is a chance to turn it all around. Life really is short, so forget the bad, and have a good time. Let go and be you.

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