Hatred can be overcome

By Josefina Gabriel /

People do get to have feelings, sometimes strong feelings, towards other people for good or for no good reasons. But of all the feelings one may get to feel, the intense dislike or hatred towards someone is the worst of all the bad things in life because you are holding yourself hostage and denying yourself freedom.

And usually this is associated with weak emotional well-being such as feelings of anger, shame, and fear.

It’s a natural feeling to hate those who have wronged you. But the spirit of hatred affects nobody else but its owner.

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but the only thing to cease it is love. And we call it the eternal rule, by eternal rule we draw darkness or light to us through whatever our thoughts entertain. As Christian Quotes.info said: “Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”

Therefore it’s good to avoid this weak perspective of harbouring hatred in your heart.

Hatred is the self-spoiling of mood; you’re better not allowing it in you because there are more important things in your life to deal with every day. When hatred comes your way, you have to overcome it by filling your heart with love and goodness. If you’re brave enough you cannot let anyone to pull you away from your joy and self-love. Having ability to become friends with yourself is the most powerful thing.

Remember, ignoring unimportant things around you makes you smart and strong, and full of love; love produces kindness, and cheerfulness – and cheerfulness overcomes hatred.

– Josefina Gabriel is a motivational writer, devout Christian and author. Her first book titled “Listen to your heart” was published in 2022. She can be reached at: josefinagabriel89.jg@gmail.com