Forgiveness is Healthy
A Spinoza phrase says that repentance is not a virtue because it does not come from the reason. There are many theories linked to the understanding of forgiveness, which relate reason to emotions. Understanding forgiveness as a process of liberation is a slogan advocated by psychology and philosophy. It is a capacity that was inherited from religion but now has a more secular denotation, based on reflection and meditation.
Forgiveness do not lower us but, through it we renounce being tied to that grievance, to stop using it in the future as a possible weapon against ourselves. It also means giving up the role of victim. Experts from Harvard University argue that it is decisive to see the aggressor as a vulnerable person, who despite what he did, is still a human being. However, this doesn’t mean that forgiveness necessarily comes from reconciliation. The psychologist Everett Worthington demonstrated how to achieve forgiveness through a psychosocial and biological approach. A true connection between the mind and the body. The American began with the premise that resentment, hatred and negative and vindictive feelings cause havoc on the immune system, producing heart attacks, organic dysfunctions, skin and bones problems and an endless number of diseases. Forgiveness, therefore, is a tool that seeks to heal the soul, the psyche, before physical illness. Bob Enright was the pioneer in the study of forgiveness. His theory was based on empathy, compassion and understanding towards the person who has hurt you. This conception showed that forgiveness is linked to mental health, to the reduction of anxiety, depression and serious psychiatric disorders.
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