Did you know that unresolved resentment is dangerous and can take a huge toll on your health? Internationally renowned cardiologist, Herbert Benson said, "There's something called the physiology of forgiveness. Being unable to forgive other people's faults is harmful to one's health.” Multiple studies have linked the inability or unwillingness to forgive with health hazards such as increased blood pressure, cardio-vascular disease, and immune suppression. A Duke University Medical Centre study showed a decrease in back pain and depression, and lower levels of chronic pain in people who learned to forgive. [Source]

Unforgiving resentment is like a bulldog that clenches the teeth of memory into the past and refuses to let go (David Augsburger). Revenge glues us to the past and it dooms us to repeat it (Lewis Smedes). Anger is like a fluid that builds up in our inner psychic storage tanks. If it doesn’t escape somehow, the pressure can inflict internal damage—high blood pressure, migraine headaches, ulcers, diarrhea, constipation, or worse. (Sell, Charles. Unfinished Business. p 124-125. CO: Multnomah Press. 1989)

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