A Question on Social Media Called For Mental Health Professionals to Agree or Disagree with This Statement :

“Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

My original thought was no , I don’t agree along with over 50% of people  

After a second glance, I wouldn’t say it’s wrong.
It still just reads with a lot of emotion in it. •Forgiveness can be vastly unique for people at different stages.
• It is the power to understand and accept events of the past.
•By the act of forgiving and acknowledging the past, we can grow

empowered to change the course of our present and future.
•We no longer need to hold onto any anger or emotions attached to past events. •Forgiveness is what propels us as we move forward.

Do Try This at Home
Can you think of a time that the past felt as though it was getting in the way of your future?

1. Think of the self limiting beliefs that held you back due to a past experience.

2. What did it impact ?

3. Can you imagine letting go of the fear, anger or emotion that is attached to the past? 

4. How do you feel ?