“Hate is a strong word. It’s the right word but still.”- from the movie Boss Baby. I agree that hate is a very strong word but I’m not sure I agree it is the right word. Yet there are things that I hate. I hate cancer. I mean I really, really hate cancer. However, it is definitely a word you should use with caution.
Hate is a heavy word. It weighs down your heart and soul. If you’re not careful, it can take over your emotions and cause bitterness. Hate is not meant to be carried around long term. Eventually the burden of hate becomes so heavy it affects not only your health but your relationships as well.
The best thing to do with hate is acknowledge its presence, then find a way to let it go. When hate is directed at a person, forgiveness can be healing. Forgiveness doesn’t mean you forget or that what the person did to you is okay but it does free YOU to move forward. If hate is directed at circumstances like cancer or death, then acceptance of the fact that this has happened allows you to find a way through the turmoil. Either way, hate has to be replaced with a more positive emotion in order for you to survive.
What will you do with the weight of hate? Will you carry it around until it becomes too heavy for you to bare or will you replace it with another strong word like love, forgiveness or acceptance? You are the only person that can make that choice so choose wisely my friend.
Blessings, Cindy J