Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits – Hannah More

By holding onto anger and resentment we get stuck and the past hurt gets lodged like a thorn in our heart. It festers, whether we chose to acknowledge it at the time or not, and holds us back.

If the same pattern, situation or behaviour keeps repeating in our lives then I think it is a safe bet that you can link it back to a past hurt or resentment.

Allow forgiveness in; forgive yourself first and foremost, acknowledge the pain, allow it to go, release the anger and hurt (which is only hurting you) and this in turn removes the thorn and lets fresh air in.