The inability to forgive can keep us from our spiritual progress for decades, lifetimes even. As a wise man once said, holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. And it often happens that, on a strictly conscious level, we forgive people. But unconsciously we still harbor nasty feelings […]
Chronic anger puts you into a fight-or-flight mode, which results in numerous changes in heart rate, blood pressure and immune response. Those changes, then, increase the risk of depression, heart disease and diabetes, among other conditions. Forgiveness, however, calms stress levels, leading to improved health.