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I believe one of the most important things we can learn that will accelerate personal growth to forgive. Forgiveness is the ability to let go of anger, resentment and blame towards someone who has wronged us.  It can be a difficult process that requires time and effort. However, the benefits of forgiveness are well worth the effort.

Forgiveness allows the individual to move on from the past and   focus on the present. Holding onto anger and resentment can be emotionally draining and prevent you from living life to the fullest lives to the fullest. Forgiving others allows release of negative emotions, and gives the ability to let go of the past. This can lead to a sense of peace and inner calm, and can help to reduce stress and anxiety.

It is also beneficial for physical health. Studies have shown that individuals who forgive others have lower blood pressure, a stronger immune system, and a reduced risk of heart disease. Holding onto anger and resentment can lead to chronic stress, which can have a negative impact on overall health and well-being.

When we forgive it causes growth and personal development. To forgive others, we also forgive ourselves for any role we played in the situation. This can help boost self-esteem and self-worth. Forgiveness can also teach valuable life skills such as empathy, compassion and understanding.

Forgiveness is rarely easy and it may not be possible in all situations. Some may find it too difficult to forgive, especially when the wrong was particularly hurtful or the relationship is ongoing. It is important to remember that forgiveness is not about condoning the behavior, but rather about letting go of the anger and resentment that is holding us back. It is also important to note that forgiveness is a personal choice and not everyone may be ready or willing.

Forgiveness is a powerful tool that can help individuals heal and grow. It allows the individual to let go of the past, reduce their stress and anxiety, improve physical health, and promote personal development. It is not always easy, but the benefits are well worth the effort. By practicing forgiveness, we can create a brighter and more peaceful future for ourselves and those around us.

Jerry Frear is a highly experienced transformation coach, executive coach, and business coach. With over 30 years of experience as a pastor and digital marketer, Jerry has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to draw upon in his coaching practice. He is dedicated to helping people become their best selves, and believes that there is always something to do every day to become better. If you have any questions or would like to connect with Jerry, email him at or visit his website at