This is one of the best explanations I have read about the spiritual effects of holding grudges.

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Without forgiveness, there’s no future” – Desmond Tutu
Are you sabotaging your life and your dreams by holding onto resentment or guilt?

When somebody has wronged us, it is easy to focus our energies on the anger and resentment that we feel as a result of this. It may console us that we are somehow ‘punishing’ them for their actions by holding on to these bitter feelings. However, when we channel all of our energy into a particular thought or emotion, we are, whether consciously or subconsciously, attracting more of that into our lives. The more negative thoughts and emotions we harbour from our past, the more negativity we will pull into our future. Therefore, the only person being harmed by not forgiving, is ourselves.

So why then, do people find it so hard to forgive? We are born as a blank canvas, with no judgements or…

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