Letting go of grudges

It's hard to let go of feeling upset and resentful towards others who have hurt you.  Understandably, we need to protect ourselves against those who may bring us harm, but when we are no longer in jeopardy, how do we let the hurt go? What do we do about those people or situations in the past that still make us angry?

The Buddha once said, "Holding on to anger is like holding on to a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone, but it is you that gets burned."

How can we be courageous enough to let go of past hurts, and be compassionate enough to ourselves to let go of that hot coal? Forgiveness is not for the person that has wronged us. It is for our wellbeing and happiness.

In today's class introduction I discuss why courage and compassion are the ways to let go of resentments.  Please enjoy this recording by clicking on the link below.