The opposite of Hate.

People often ask me how I am able to forgive those who have made destructive and painful decisions impacting my life. They wonder how I can love someone who abandoned me, neglected me, lied to me, cheated on me, physically hurt me, or betrayed me.
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It's true, I have lived through some tough times. I have extricated myself from some tough relationships. I have been subjected to some tough consequences of others' choices. But I choose not to harbor negative feelings because I spend a good deal of time praying, meditating, and willing my heart to love those who have hurt me.
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I do this to create a space of healing. I do this to transform my hurt into love. I do this to avoid anger and hatred turning into indifference to the plight of any living being.
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It becomes cancerous to your own soul if you allow your pain to override your concern for the wellbeing of another. Hurt people hurt people. And disregarding anyone's gentle, god-given, beautiful inner-child can only perpetuate the cycle. ✨Always always choose love.✨ 

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✏️ Writer β€’ 🎀 Speaker β€’ πŸ™‹πŸ» Teacher β€’ RESILIENT OPTIMIST β€’ Sharing words of love and compassion.