There is a power within us that’s more significant than any pain or suffering you encounter, and no matter who you feel wronged you or what circumstances occurred, you are deserving of the liberation that comes with forgiveness.
When you open your heart to the possibility of healing, you change the trajectory of your life. Forgiveness is how we keep ourselves clear conduits of love’s sense flowing through us.
Mastery is the ability to forgive, the key to having the kind of loving relationships we want. You are learning the importance of forgiveness and why practicing the act of forgiveness matters.
Discover how forgiveness can change your inner world, which will immediately affect your outer world. You will learn that forgiveness is a shift in perception blocking you from love.
Forgiveness can’t change what happened to you, but it can change your relationship with what happened. Forgiveness brings the forgiver peace of mind and frees them from corrosive anger.
While there is some debate over whether true forgiveness requires positive feelings toward the offender, experts agree that it involves letting go of deeply held negative beliefs. It will empower you to recognize the pain you suffered without letting that pain define you, enabling you to heal and move on with your life.
Perhaps most troublesomely, however, forgiveness, as we relate to it, is letting the other person “off the hook.” We equate it with absolution—excusing the other from blame, guilt, or responsibility for what they did.
We imagine it symbolically setting them free from carrying the burden of suffering we believe they caused. Forgiveness is not saying you were not hurt by what the other person did. You no longer feel the other person was responsible for causing harm. You are back to being the person you were before it happened. Life can pick up where you left off and begin to feel the way you did before any of it happened.
Your pain is gone. Forgiveness suggests openness to meeting the present moment freshly while allowing the past to stay in the past. Forgiveness involves the willingness to be in the moment without reacting through the lens of anger and resentment.
We have the choice to stop employing the present moment to correct, vindicate, validate, or punish the past. We show up, perhaps forever changed due to the past, but with eyes, ears, and a heart that is openly available to what’s possible right now.
Forgiveness is a Practice — Not an Event