Forgiveness is good for your health in many ways. It lowers blood pressure, anxiety, depression and stress. It leads to healthier relationships and less hostility. It causes a greater spiritual and psychological well-being.
When you hold a grudge, every aspect of the mind, body and spirit are affected. Relationships suffer as well as individual health. Forgiveness brings an inner peace that improves the quality of your life.
Studies have shown that forgiveness is good for your health. “It reduces the risk of heart attack, slows the growth of cancer and retards HIV development into full blown AIDS” (npr.org). Forgiveness results in better overall mental and physical health.