This statement is so true. Worry, stress and strife are counterproductive to your healing! COUNTERPRODUCTIVE!
Forgiveness is a good first step to letting go of the past. Some people think that forgiveness means that they have to rekindle or carry on a relationship with those who have wronged you. But, no! Forgiveness means not holding onto any of those hurts anymore. Once you are able to release and let go of any negativity and old scar tissue, you are already on the path to wellness. A big lesson that I learned was that it is not "us," it is THEM! This is the path they chose - to hurt others, to be mean, selfish and insensitive. You don't have to hold onto their wrongdoings any more! It is time to forgive and move on to bigger and better things ... I did!