One of the primary Unity teachings is that our thoughts create our lives – so if we are holding unloving and hostile thoughts about anyone or any group, these thoughts will create in our lives. We are the first recipients of our thoughts and words, loving or unloving. Unkind thoughts can fester in our minds, where bitterness can destroy our lives from the inside. The word resentment means feeling pain over and over again. Therefore, the saying, “Holding onto resentment is like taking poison and wishing the other person would die,” rings so true.
We cannot escape our judgments. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says, “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged.” That statement has remained with us through two centuries because the simple truth in it set us free to experience a joyful life. Today, we can release the engrained feeling of hostility and embrace a life filled with happiness, peace, and prosperity. Today, we can make a choice and consciously decide to release all grudges and resentments, to put down the poison, and to love extravagantly!