Let It Go
The weight of something you hold, even if it's an empty water bottle, gets heavier the longer you hold it.
Challenges, problems, worries, anxiety, uncertainty, envy, anger, resentment, hatred, negativity, pain, abuse, exploitation, manipulation, betrayal... the longer we hold them, the more pain they do to us.
We will never fix ourselves by breaking someone else. Forgiveness, letting go and the ability to rise above - it doesn't excuse the behaviour, but it prevents the behaviour from negatively affecting us.
"When I was walking out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew that if I didn't leave behind my bitterness and hatred, I'd still be in prison." ~ Nelson Mandela