There are no justified resentments. Resentment is like the venom in the snake bite. It ravages your body and does its damage long after the bite. It is not the bite that kills you, it is the venom.
The only way to achieve a higher level of consciousness and a life lived at a more peaceful and joyful emotional level is to give up the resentment. There is no way something in your past should dictate how you feel today.
Today is present energy, it is dynamic, ever changing. Every feeling you have is being created brand new in this present moment. The only way you can be stuck with the same old thought, and the same old resentments, is to masterfully re-create them in each new moment.
The key here is that you are giving away control of your life to others if you hold on to resentment. When you hold resentment, you give the controls over your emotional life to others to manipulate.
Take ownership of all of it. Acknowledge that you alone have created all of your life. All your choices, all your experiences, all your outcomes. Appreciate them all. They have all been wonderful learning experiences, and have led you to this exact moment in time. They have gifted you the opportunity to be standing in this exact moment desiring more.
And desiring more is one of the greatest feelings there is. It is the feeling of life itself.
Rick Schaefer, M.D. is known as the Happiness Coach. He is the creator of Guilt-Free Coaching, and is the author of Extreme Thought Makeover™… 37 Days to Maximum Life! He speaks throughout the U.S. and has a following in more than 50 countries. To learn more or to work with Dr. Rick directly, call 414-573-8880 or go to http://www.rickschaefermd.com