Did you know that holding grudges can make you sick? In a New York Times article, Tim Herrera talks about how people keep grudges and how this can cause them serious illness.
The opposite of a grudge is forgiveness. Forgiveness is the gift you give yourself. There are very good reasons why I say this.
Dr. Frederic Luskin, founder of the Stanford Forgiveness Project said,
"Holding onto a grudge really is an ineffective strategy for dealing with a life situation that you haven’t been able to master. That’s the reality of it. Whenever you can’t grieve and assimilate what has happened, you hold it in a certain way.
“If it’s bitterness, you hold it with anger. If it’s hopeless, you hold it with despair. But both of those are psycho-physiological responses to an inability to cope, and they both do mental and physical damage.
“The hopelessness shuts down and dampens immune response, leads to some aspects of depression. Anger can have immun…