grudge – a persistent feeling of resentment, bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
Today, I was exposed to first hand effects of holding a grudge. Holding a grudge is very similar to not forgiving someone. All of us have values, or morals of our own and we often feel that others should hold those same values. This is not always the case though. Not everyone is ‘perfect’ and people make mistakes. It can be very hard to forgive people, but as the definition above reaffirms, to hold a grudge is to harbor ill feelings. I don’t think that it is right to hang on to ill feelings, why would we hold on to these?
I think it is great to have values, but we also need to understand that not everyone can have those same values. It doesn’t make them less of a person, we can all fall victim to circumstance.
I have seen today, the importance of letting go of past hurts and allowing in the fresh perspective of new beginnings.
I have just finished watching the Movie, “Five Minutes of Heaven”, starring Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt.
I found a very powerful message in it.
If any one out there has something in their head that is bothering them, anything that is a constant nagging voice, something that you hang onto and keep running around in your head, then I recommend this movie. It sent me a powerful message of release. Releasing a voice, the voice that creates stories in your head, the voice that holds you back.
It conveys the importance of letting go and in my opinion, does so very well.
I feel that the actual Five Minutes of Heaven occur when that realization is made.
Without ruining the movie, it’s the final scene that conveys this message perfectly.
Netflix write up says: A powerful meditation on guilt, forgiveness and reconciliation, this potent drama stars Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt as two men on opposite sides of Northern Ireland’s political struggle: one a killer, the other the brother of the man he killed.