Your inner world is your #1 responsibility. I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “Resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Resentment defined is bitter indignation at being treated unfairly; by this definition, YOU are the one tasting bitter when you hold resentment.
There is no better way to give away your power than to be resentful, or any other emotion that you claim exists within you because of another person’s actions. You are simply more powerful than that.
No matter how justified you are in feeling negative emotions towards another person, at the end of each day, YOU are the one suffering from those negative emotions. When you choose to disempower emotions that you claim exist because of another person, you are choosing the road of victimhood, thus cutting off all possibilities of taking control of your own destiny. You can both set strong boundaries with a person that is not serving your life while still holding love and forgiveness in your heart. Allowing yourself to love and forgive is not for the other person, it is solely for your emotional, mental, spiritual, and even physical health.
Think about the power you hold when you choose to love in the face of adversity, even when you have every reason not to. By choosing love, you create endless paths of possibility for yourself.