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I wonder sometimes what is a grudge and what is self preservation. I ve spent too much of my life pandering to abusive people and even yet I struggle with whether I should have forgiven and forgotten in order to maintain a relationship with people who have deliberately and repeatedly caused me harm. In my rational moments, there is no doubt but when I read articles like this, it seems the edges can be blurred. Is a grudge wallowing in hurt feelings over trivia or long past harms, or is it important to remember hurts to stay away from the hot stove next time?
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Andy Puddicombe is a Clinical Meditation Consultant and the co-founder of Headspace, which aims to make meditation simple and accessible through its website and app.
It can take a radical reboot to get past old hurts and injustices.