Forgiveness is the best medicine
The main reason as to why do we carry excessive psychological baggage throughout our lives is that we tend to not forgive others and hold grudges for long.
The pertinent question is: What stops us?
And there is only one answer to that question and that is: Our EGO (And EGO is the false self image made over the number of years).
But the thing is, when we forgive, who is benefitted, is it the forgiver or the forgiven? It is Both, as the stress carried in the mind of the forgiver for so many years has been wiped clean and there is an issuance of positive vibes resulting henceforth.
It results in Positive Wellbeing, peace and also in restoring mental balance, So therefore it is propagated that one must adopt the practice of Forgiving quickly, without dragging the things for long. And that will ease of lot of pain, particularly caused due to miscommunication and misunderstanding.
And forgiveness is not only to be practiced by not only individuals but also by nations at the macro level.
The Nations must forgive each other and move forward to a level of better understanding and world peace.
Practicing forgiveness will lead a psychological well-being and lot of de-stressing.
The Art of HO'OPONOPONO
Highlighting one of the method of forgiveness is the technique of HO'OPONOPONO, popularized by Dr. Hew Len in treating the prisoners in a hospital by never ever visiting them.
The method is extremely useful in cleaning the bad memories in the subconscious and therefore it results in clarity and peace for oneself.
How to practice HO'OPONOPONO:
Setting the stage by accepting 100% responsibility for the current situation.
The practice can be started by repeating the following in the sequence.
STEP 1-I love you
STEP 2-I am sorry
STEP 3-Please forgive me
STEP 4-Thank you
The above method was followed by Dr. Hew Len in treating the prisoners and the real case study was mentioned in the bestselling book (2007), Zero Limits by Dr. Joe Vitale.
So the basic message is one can follow any method of practicing forgiveness as one desires but the ultimate objective is to have peace of mind which gets disturbed due to haunting past memories.
Mr. Vipul Singh
Department of Management Studies