Ever wanted to get revenge?
You know that “letting go” is probably the healthiest move right, but wanting revenge is often much more appealing.
It all starts with our nature, since humans are protective beings, especially when we feel threatened; “If what we care about ….. is harmed or threatened in any way, it is instinctual to want to do something about it.” ~ Dr. Gaines Lanzi.
It’s a primal instinct to want to exact revenge when we’re wronged.
What it comes down to is this: We can’t control when toxic emotions flood our minds, but we can control what we do in response to them. Seeking revenge or payback may seem like a good idea at the time, but in the long run it’ll likely only do us more harm.
Moreover, letting go of toxic feelings can give you an added bonus of making you feel powerful — not by exerting power over someone else, but power over yourself.
A person can develop a type of tunnel vision and start to believe that they can regain their power only by taking revenge, when in fact, the power lies in the letting go. It is far better to turn inward, finding the root of that feeling, and use it as a learning experience. ??
“Indulging in hate and revenge is like drinking saltwater, the thirst can only grow.” ~ Kwai Chang Caine.
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