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How to Start the Next Chapter of Your Life: Forgive

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"I intend to let go" | Support Mark's Intent

Three simple words, but so difficult to accomplish. It reminds me of this great quote I read somewhere: "You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one." We dwell so much on our past that we forget to live our present. Holding onto something, whether it is a person, feelings or expectations, only creates a barrier in our life that stops us from moving forward.

Forgiveness is the only key to letting go. Forgive yourself for mistakes you made in the past because nothing will change what has already happened, the only thing you control is what you do in the future. Forgive others who have hurt or disappointed you, holding onto anger and sadness only multiplies those feelings.

Close your eyes and imagine all of the negativity that you are holding onto as a bunch of balloons. One by one, acknowledge each individual balloon and let it go. Let them all go. The only thing that will remain with you is peace.

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