Practicing forgiveness is a two tiered path to inner peace that can diminish or eliminate emotional drains that no longer have a place in your life. One level lies in the ability to completely forgive others, which allows you to move beyond lingering negative emotions that may still be clouding your vision of them or of your relationship with them. Granted, many transgressions are simply unforgivable, but I am referring to those frustrating wrongs and lesser injustices that you may still carry with you without closure, and as such may still be unnecessarily taxing you emotionally. Let there be no mistake, even if relatively small, a drain is still a drain.
The second tier of forgiveness exists on a far more personal level and can be an even bigger drain of your life force. Though it is important to forgive others, it is equally, if not more important, to be willing and able to forgive yourself. The vast majority of us have known past indiscretions, failures or the fallout of bad decisions, some of which may have negatively impacted our life or the lives of others.
Many regrettable end results occur as a result of challenging yourself or when you are testing your capabilities and limitations or stretching the boundaries of freedom and interactive norms. Boldness and pursuits that, under different circumstances, may well have led to great personal or business successes.
But then again, a bad decision is just a bad decision. And if the results of your actions were some-how detrimental to others, or to yourself, then the consequences must be acknowledged and rectified if possible. Keeping in mind that this would is as much for your personal and professional benefit as anyone else’s.
However, if you have already done so, honestly and sincerely, if you are truly remorseful and nothing else can be done, then begin focusing your time and energies on more positive and beneficial endeavors in the present, and let it go.

Author's Bio: 

Don Neviaser is a Certified Life Coach and author of four books of motivational/inspirational quotes and perspectives. As a Life Coach he specializes in helping people move beyond restrictive mindsets or debilitating self-perceptions, to a place of inner unity and appreciation for who they are and what they are capable of. He has helped hundreds of people live far more in line with their true-self!
“My standard for success is very straight forward; helping others to genuinely enjoy the gift of life by tuning into their inner most self and accomplishing that which is a true, natural representation of the unique person they are!
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