First things first, let’s start by redefining forgiveness. We have been taught that to forgive means to let the other person off the hook. It thus makes sense that our society is full of angry, resentful people that can’t let go of hurt. What if forgiveness had nothing to do with the other person? It’s really about letting go of the resentment and the pain that’s killing us. Remember, that if it doesn’t involve the other person, it doesn’t require you to even communicate your forgiveness to the other. What you are truly doing is freeing yourself from self-inflicted poison.