Self Respect, Self Esteem, Self Confidence and Forgiveness
Forgiveness sets you free.
Forgiveness offers incredible benefits in the development of Self Respect, Self Esteem and Self Confidence. If a person is full of anger and resentment about what they feel others have done to them or the feel caught in guilt and shame for mistakes they have made, or wrong things they have done, then their ability to function in the world is greatly reduced.
What we are able to offer in the way of benefits to the lives of the people around us (family friends and colleauges) is greatly diminished when we have too much guilt or shame. When this is the case we will feel that we are underserving of the good things in life and so we will not allow much good to come to us - so we will have less good to share. Forgiving ourselves benefits everyone around us as we then allow more good to come into our life and have more good to offer those we care about. Forgiving ourselves is therefore one of the most generous and un-selfish things we can do as so many people will benefit from our greater capacity to live a good life. Learning to forgive yourself is vitally important.
Those with low self respect, low self esteem and lack of self confidence do not have not much to offer others as they have so little themselves. When we lack self respect we cannot teach others self respect. When we have low self esteem we cannot do much to help others build their self esteem. Why be a psychological equivalent of a beggar when forgiveness can turn you into a psychological King (or Queen if you are a woman)? Forgiveness can free you from the effects of the past so that you can reshape your self and your life and begin to live up to your true potential. You will also then be able to help others live up to their true potential. Your self respect will enable you to help others gain self respect. Your high self esteem will help you assist others in gaining more self esteem and your self confidence will help boost the confidence of those around you.
The person who is not forgiving, or simply does not know how to forgive, has too much resentment and anger to move forward in life with Self Respect, Self Confidence and the power of Self Esteem. They also life lives as psychological beggars as they scramble and crawl in the mud of self anger, resentment, self pity and playing around in the muck of being a victim of life and circumstances. This is not necessary as we all have the potential of being noble persons able to go through life with our heads held high. We simply need to learn how to forgive to unleash our natural powers.
Forgiveness is a key to obtaining the best the life has to offer you with grace and ease. Forgiveness removes much unnecessary struggle from your life that you will be amazed how you managed to get through life at all before you learned to forgive. Yet, forgiveness is very easy to learn once you have understand the simple principles involved.
Forgiveness is immensely practical and helpful. There is nothing vague, or impractical about it. If you want a better job, and to earn more money, then having a positive attitude towards the place you work, towards your boss, towards colleagues and towards clients or customers, helps immensely. People who have a positive, helpful attitude stand out in any situation. You can never succeed in an organisation which you do not want to succeed, because you will not give of your best. If you do not give of your best, by doing the best job you can, then you will not receive the best that can come to you. Forgiveness will help you have the kind of attitude which will make you very successful at your job.
Forgiveness sets you free. As you learn to forgive many problems (possibly even health problems) will gradually disappear. It will be as if you can view your life from above and can see the easiest way get to where you want to be. Life will open up in front of you. New opportunities will emerge as if from nowhere. Happy coincides will occur where you meet just the right person at just the right time. Ideas or answers will come to you just as you need them. A friend may make a comment, or you flip open a book or a magazine, or you may overhear a conversation which gives you just what you were looking for. Why is this so? It is because by practising forgiveness you become more open to the goodness of life, so that goodness is more able to find its way to you.
As you learn to forgive, abilities which have been dormant within you will emerge, and you will discover yourself to be a much stronger and more capable person than you previously imagined. Parts of yourself which could not thrive in the frigid soil of unforgiveness will start to grow. You will begin to let go of struggling and striving. You will find more of an easy flow and life will be a lot more pleasant and a lot more enjoyable. If this all sounds like exaggeration, then let that be for now. Simply practice the Four Steps to Forgiveness that you will find within these pages and you will be very glad that you did.
If you want to move up to the next level of financial abundance and success, Forgiveness will help you achieve it. For example, if you want more money in your life you need to make sure that you do not resent people who have more money than you. People with more money than you are the ones best placed to help you have more money too. If, as some people do, you resent "people with money" then they will not be able to help you, because you are not open to them while you are busy resenting them. Likewise, if you have a positive attitude to people who are more successful than you (you smile at them rather than glower at them) they will see you as approachable and will more likely want to work with you, or socialise with you.
Forgiveness changes everything in your life for the better.
Forgiveness can help you in every aspect of your life whether in improving the practical aspects of how you earn a living or the way you practise your religion. Forgiveness help you have a better relationship with yourself, better relationships with the people you know and a better relationship with the unfolding purpose of your life.
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Four Steps to Forgiveness
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William Fergus Martin
Forgiveness can also help those in the Periyar Self Respect Movement, whether it is advance their own class or raise the level of the backward classes, woman's rights emancipation of women and so on.