Do not seek revenge – leave it to karma
When someone has wronged you, your typical first thought is of revenge and retaliation. We think that by getting revenge we will make ourselves feel better. It might make you feel better short term, but in the long run it will not as all seeking revenge does is perpetuate the cycle of pain.
Most of us at some time or another want to seek revenge and want the perpatrator to pay for what they hae done to us. Instead of focusing on revenge it is more beneficial to try to make peace with the issue and replace revengeful thoughts with opposite thinking and rise above it and let it go.
“Revenge… is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.”
Confucius said , “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” Gandhi seemed to agree with him when he said, “An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
You are not going to feel good about hurting someone regardless if it is warranted or not. Your anger toward this person will only increase if you preoccupy yourself with revenge. We all get hurt or taken advantage of at some point in our life, which is just a sad fact of human beings.
Revenge spawns an endless cycle of retribution. It is not a long-term solution, but a quick-fix.
Living well is the best type of revenge. Showing the person that his actions did not phase you will infuriate him. Why would you allow someone else to control your thoughts. Why waste precious time and energy worrying and obsessing over someone that does not matter. If you constantly focus on revenge you will keep the wounds fresh that would otherwise have healed.