When we hold on to negative energy, it zaps us of our creativity, health, and well-being. We let it steal our joy. We become so wrapped up in the wrong that was done to us that we can’t enjoy the present. When we hold on to unforgiveness, it can bring bitterness and anger into our experiences and relationships with others.
“Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” —Buddha
Inside This Week’s Episode
Kim discusses the effects of holding on to grudges when they are, in fact, quite painful to maintain:
- Why do we keep wounds open and active, living in past experiences of pain which prevent new experiences?
- What keeps us stuck when we want to move on?
- Why we all need to write a poison pen letter to release the people who have wronged us. In the end, we can free ourselves.
Kim Strobel is Chief Happiness Officer at Kim Strobel Live Events and Retreats. She is a teacher, consultant, motivational speaker, happiness coach, and a mission-minded person whose passion helps others overcome their fears and discover their joy!
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