Entries tagged with “Forgiveness”
Release the guilt and be free.
Maggie the Wunderdog was shot, attacked, and left for dead, but, thanks to a rescuer, survived, is thriving—and is loving. Here are four lessons on forgiveness rescue dogs like Maggie teach us.
Time doesn’t heal all wounds. Here is how to address what still nags at you, and to finally right those long-standing hurts.
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…
Rabbi Rami explains why he encourages everyone to take part in asking for forgiveness during Elul, whether they practice Judaism or not.
Empathy and compassion, for ourselves and others.
“Azim is a living example of how goodwill can lead, eventually, to peace: He found it in his heart to forgive the person who murdered his son. After extending this extraordinary act of forgiveness, Azim began a journey to promote the power of compassion, forgiveness, and restorative justice.”
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?
“Learning about and trying to practice a form of restorative justice can help you work toward self-forgiveness.”
Excerpted from The Power of Forgiveness by Joan Gattuso
We all have a tendency to divide things into categories: “us” and “them,” “right” and “wrong,” “worthy” and “unworthy.”
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.
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…