7. REMEMBER HURTING PEOPLE HURTS PEOPLE
Going hand in hand with feeling sorry for those that hurt you is to remember that hurting people hurts people. What actions they have taken against you are rarely ever about you. They are about them and their own inner heart and thoughts. If you come up against someone who acts very hurtfully toward you, chances are they have some deep inner wounds that explain why they are lashing out. I try to look at a hurtful person as an injured person and I can feel more compassion.
Forgiveness can be difficult to give to someone who has never apologized to you. Have you come up against this in your life? How did you let go of past hurts?