Here is a helpful tool to motivate you to forgive – even something you presently feel might be unforgivable.
Firstly, you must recognize that forgiveness is a process.
Forgiveness is not about giving your approval of your offender’s wrong doing.
It’s not about viewing what they did as less harmful than it truly was.
And it’s not about giving your offender a free pass to keep on doing wrongful actions against you.
Forgiveness is about recognizing that staying resentful creates an “active echo” of the pain your offender caused.
By saying that the awful offense your offender did is “beyond forgiving,” you give them the power to keep their offense alive in your heart.
Forgiveness begins with the mind recognizing that there’s a truthful logic in how the past cannot be changed, but happily the present and future can be.
Eventually forgiveness progresses to the heart – with the heart deciding it will no longer allow the offender’s pain to take permanent residence.
Yes, it is a process, but eventually the mind and heart can together recognize that the choice to forgive is both logical and spiritually liberating!
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Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.