I really like the photos below and the message they convey. Please be reminded that the older person you thought to be fragile and weak today was once a great brave soul! All photographs are by Tom Hussey and full credit belongs to him.
Are you holding a grudge against someone? I have to say I did for a long time but I am trying to deal with it. Not because of the person that hurt me and was unjust, untruthful and horrible towards me, but for my own good. Negative emotions are harmful for us and they can start a destructive cycle - they lead to a biochemical changes such as an increase in cortisol (the stress hormone), which interferes with your body's natural healing mechanism, which leads to less self-care, which creates physical pain, which leads to more dark emotions, which can cause low self-esteem... and so on and so on.
The good news is that if you are able to acknowledge you are holding a grudge, you're halfway to releasing it. To fully let it go, try a forgiveness meditation. Each night in a quiet room with eyes closed, repeat this as often as you need, either out loud or to yourself:
'I forgive those who have wronged me, I forgive myself. I let go of all anger, resentment, and pain. I welcome an abundance of love, peace, and joy. Thank you, mind. Thank you, body.'
Do this every night until you feel you no longer need it. Even if you don't reach 100 percent forgiveness, just repeating the words helps. Research overwhelmingly supports that meditation makes it possible for you to improve your mental and physical state.
I am your dad Atria.