The Benefits of Forgiving

by Mary Ng Shwu Ling
(Singapore)


Studies show that people who forgive are happier and healthier than those who hold resentments.

The first study to look at: How forgiveness improves physical health - discovered that when people think about forgiving an offender it leads to improved functioning in their cardiovascular and nervous systems.

Another study at the University of Wisconsin found the more forgiving people were, the less they suffered from a wide range of illnesses. The less forgiving people reported a greater number of health problems.

In three separate studies, including one with Catholics and Protestants from Northern Ireland whose family members were murdered in the political violence, it is found that people who are taught how to forgive become less angry, feel less hurt, are more optimistic, become more forgiving in a variety of situations, and become more compassionate and self-confident.

These studies show a reduction in experience of stress, physical manifestations of stress, and an increase in vitality.

Forgiveness is indeed very powerful and also excellent for one's health and general wellbeing.

It has many benefits especially for those who are depressed.


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Dec 02, 2017

by: Beth

Yes, Great comment on forgiveness. I also want to share that we have pages on this website to help people to forgive. Here are two of them:

http://www.inspirational-prayers.com/daily-thoughts-forgiveness.html

http://www.inspirational-prayers.com/learning-to-forgive.html

Dec 02, 2017
Forgiveness a process
by: Anonymous

When I feel unforgiving I try to remember that forgiveness is a process and is the work of the Holy Spirit within me. So I am not too hard on myself for what I might feel and trust the process of forgiveness and that I am heading there.

Jul 19, 2014
Be thankful
by: Anonymous

For those who are depressed, it is good to be thankful. Count your blessings each day; it sure makes a difference to know that you are so blessed. You will not feel depressed any more.

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