Self-forgiveness

Hi everyone,
I participated in this empowering platform called, “Baynehwbaynek” on Instagram which tackles different realistic topics each time. Please check it out the topics and responses are amazing: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs99YjfDJCo/

The subject this time was about Self-forgiveness and while I was writing the sentence below on my palm it really made me aware of how tough we can be with ourselves.


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs99YjfDJCo/


I’ve been dealing with grief and accumulating losses ever since I was a teenager. It affected everything I did, it made me think that feeling all those conflicted dark emotions meant that I was different from everyone else and I didn’t deserve to follow my dreams.
It affected the type of people I decided to surround myself with. Some of these people encouraged me to keep all my feelings buried and they leached on my insecurities.
It affected the way I thought about my future.
For a really long time, I tried to write and failed because I was afraid. So I did the easiest thing I could think of at the time and I buried all these writing dreams.
Since I loved the topic and all these deep emotions it surfaced. I’d like to know your thoughts about this…Is there anything you’d like to forgive yourself for? Please share in the comments below.


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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Nameera says:

    There’s so many things I need to forgive myself for that I can’t even think of just one. It’s like a whole galaxy of scars that have been abandoned for too long.

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    1. What’s the first thing that comes to mind??
      I understand…
      I wrote a list and found out that they had this idea in common.

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      1. Nameera says:

        I have to let myself be.
        I think that’s the underlying problem I need to resolve.

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      2. Yea I can totally relate ❤ Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Manessah B. says:

    I forgive myself for not defending myself when I needed defending the most. Standing up for what I believed in and for not believing in my power and worth. I forgive myself for allowing people to mistreat and abuse me. For allowing people to think my kindness means weakness. For never being strong enough to say “There’s the door, leave” when I was younger and people tried to convince me that my life would mean nothing without them in it. So many things I could forgive myself for, but those come to mind.

    Really happy you posted this, Twinny!

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