“Some people are so fearfully mistrusting, so territorial, it’s a stubborn barrier to change and development. And things do change…or else they just atrophy.” ~bobf
A dictionary definition of bitterness is the quality or state of being bitter, sharp, or acrid, in either a literal or figurative sense; implacableness; resentfulness; severity; keenness of reproach or sarcasm; deep distress, grief, or vexation of mind.
Bitterness paralyzes and imprisons life. When a person feeds bitterness continuously into their daily lives they open the door to negativity. Once they open the door of negativity, it is difficult to close that door again.
Charming Health, an online wellness center states:
“Bitterness is a frozen form of latent anger and resentment. Bitterness grows out of our refusal, to let go when someone or something is taken from us. Bitterness is being constantly hurt by a memory and is holding onto a hurt until it has a hold on you.
Bitterness is the unhealthiest emotion you can have. When you are offended or disappointed by others and allow the hurt to germinate in your heart, bitterness and resentment will take root. Bitterness is characterized by an unforgiving spirit and generally negative, critical attitudes.”
“The thing with bitterness is, it takes control, and it consumes and robs us. Bitterness is more than a negative outlook on life. It is a destructive and self-destructive power. It can be physically as well as emotionally debilitating.
Persistent bitterness makes one angry and confused, and leads oneself deeper and deeper into a jungle of despair. Bitterness is a frozen anger in latent form. Bitterness is a malignancy that makes a person extremely vulnerable to unwise decisions and destructive thought patterns that infiltrate and affect our bodies as well as our souls.”
Bitterness is negative energy contracted inwards. The best method to utilize bitterness is when we allow this particular emotion to act as a temporary vehicle, to help us move through life experiences. Our emotions allow us to use a common language to relate to each other. Our emotions connect us as humans.
To rid your psyche of bitterness you have to learn to forgive. In order to forgive you have to change how you think and remember that bitterness is a cold and latent form of anger and has deep roots embedded in hate.