Forgiveness does wonders for your mental state! Those who practice forgiveness have many brain benefits such as high self-esteem, better moods, and happier relationships. In that case, why don’t we ALL forgive everyone ALL of the time? BECAUSE finding it in your heart to forgive is a tough job! Most people wrestle with forgiveness because they believe it’s a choice that has to be made; that you either forgive someone or don’t. That creates a lot of pressure when you feel like you’ve been hurt. Forgiveness is not a choice, it’s a process. A journey with many working and important variables, including the toughest; rebuilding trust. Let forgiveness be the destination and let process be the means to get you there.