Entries tagged with “Forgiveness”
Release the guilt and be free.
Here are some affirmations to help wash away the pain of resentment to a more loving, healthier, fresher, lighter, cleaner and joyful life.
Here are five self-love exercises to incorporate into your weekly routine.
Are you hurt and suffering? As Desmond and Mpho Tutu write in their new book The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World, "Until we can forgive, we…
Forgiveness is an absolute necessity for continued human existence.
Forgiveness is simply and act of the heart. It is one of the greatest gifts of the spiritual life. For most people forgiveness is a process.
Empathy and compassion, for ourselves and others.
An excerpt from The Light Between Us
I recently attended a four-day mediation certification course. It was an eye-opening experience. In class, I studied the historic context of conflict resolution, learned mediator s…
Is it possible to forgive infidelity and to overcome the emotional pain of betrayal?
Excerpted from The Power of Forgiveness by Joan Gattuso
Though their beliefs differ, the world’s great religions all affirm the power of forgiveness to set you free.
Tara is one of the most famous and widely beloved goddesses in Buddhism. She was formed from a single tear shed by the sage Avalokiteshvara when, just before he ascended to enlight…
Forgiveness is not so much an act as an attitude. As an act, forgiveness raises the forgiver above the forgiven; it empowers the one even as it disempowers the other. I know this…
Everett Worthington taught others how to forgive. One night, he had to become his own best pupil.
Adapted from The Way of Grace: The Transforming Power of Ego Relaxation, by Miranda Macpherson.
Princeton sociologist Robert Wuthnow finds that 37% of us have recently had serious conflicts with a spouse or partner, 36% are moving past something painful in our upbringing, and 32% face serious conflicts at work. Most of us (60%) are trying to forgive someone else and nearly half of us are trying to forgive ourselves. In other words, we Americans are carrying a lot. As it turns out, those who seek help in groups do better than those who try it alone.
Without the support of a group, you miss the opportunity to gain new perspective through the experience of others.
Establish a new beginning with a refreshed outlook that can help you in your quest to release the past and embrace forgiveness.
To become more forgiving, we first need to understand why we crave revenge.
Throughout history, we’ve had an insatiable fascination with stories of vengeance. From the earliest Greek tragedies, to the Bible, to Shakespeare, to recent movies like Atonement,…
Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?
By letting go of past hurts, we can heal not only ourselves, but our families, our communities, and our world.
“You may not put down your chalk. You may not return to your desk until you have correctly solved the math problem!” bellowed Sister. Once again, I was losing the math relay for my…