When you harbor negative feelings and thoughts towards someone else, you’re not punishing them, you’re punishing yourself.
You are the one being affected by those thoughts and feelings because they live in you.
You’re not teaching anyone a lesson by being attached to the pain they’ve caused you.
The pain is in you, not in them.
Letting go of the negativity, hatred, pain, and resentment is the most loving thing for YOU. Letting go connects you to inner peace even if you are not ready to forgive.