Brian Martin discusses the idea of resentment in his book Invincible. Martin discusses how we become resentful of others when we do not show compassion to ourselves for our past experiences. We do not show compassion to others when we do not have compassion for ourselves. Growing up in a home with childhood domestic violence, we may not have had anyone show us compassion and teach us how to give ourselves compassion. This can lead us to resentment because if no one was there for us, then why should someone be there for someone else? Instead of hanging on to the hurt of injustice, maybe we can try to understand our experience and be there for ourselves now in the present. Showing ourselves compassion is a necessary part of our road to healing. Once we can show ourselves compassion we become less resentful of others when they are hurting and we are free to show them compassion. Do something today to begin to help yourself heal. Try being mindful of little you and your past experience and tell that kid, "It was not your fault, you deserved so much more!" Take care everyone, regardless of what you were taught, choose to be compassionate to yourself today!
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