Quotes About Not Forgiving Yourself

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Quotes About Not Forgiving Yourself

The narratives we create in order to justify our actions and choices become in so many ways who we are. They are the things we say back to ourselves to explain our complicated lives. Perhaps the reason youve not yet been able to forgive yourself is that youre still invested in your self-loathing. Perhaps not forgiving yourself is the flip side of your stealing-this-now cycle. Would you be a better or worse person if you forgave yourself for the bad things you did? If you perpetually condemn yourself for being a liar and a thief, does that make you good?
— Cheryl Strayed —

You are not, though, forgiving so as to let others off with things. You are forgiving so that you can empower yourself to get over it and become strong.

— Stephen Richards

The reason to forgive ourselves is not because we feel like it or because we want to see ourselves as blameless but because we limit what we can receive from God when we hold on to our past. He wants to do so much more than we could ever imagine. Forgiving yourself starts with believing in God's incredible love for you and accepting His amazing grace and mercy. If God Almighty can forgive us who are we to hold on to what He has not only forgiven but forgotten

— Sue Augustine

Forgiving yourself, not guilt, increases personal accountability.

— David D. Burns

Forgive yourself for believing things about yourself that are not true. Forgive yourself for believing that you were anything other than a child of God. Then, after forgiving yourself for believing the things you were told, forgive the people who told you. Forgive them not for what they said or did. Forgive them because they did not know any better.

— Iyanla Vanzant

The secret of forgiveness is not to procrastinate, but to free yourself immediately of stress by totally forgiving this instant.

— Gerald Jampolsky

You should be forgiving when others make mistakes, but not when the mistakes are in you. You should be patient under duress yourself, but not when it affects others.

— Zicheng Hong

We can make choices, but we can be vulnerable; we can do the wrong thing, but the wrong thing for all the right reasons. I think it [life] is basically about forgiveness, and not about someone else forgiving you, but you forgiving yourself. I think we all want a lot of that.

— Kelli O'Hara

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