Take a piece of paper and start writing a letter to the person or people who caused you all that pain and anger. It took me four months to write mine. Don't stop until you finish, and at the bottom write "I forgive you" when you feel it in your heart. You have to feel the physical freedom from that pain and anger.
When my museum was firebombed in 2003, I asked myself, "Why would anyone want to do that to me?" First is shock, second is disbelief, and then you ask yourself, "Am I going to hate these people?" If I let anger take over, I am going to become a victim again. And even as the flames were still burning the building, I could see it was an easy way of slipping back into that victim mentality. Now I said I was very sad, and I was. But I would not let them win by becoming a victim.
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