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Forgiveness That Forgets: Seeing Our Mistakes Through Our Eyes

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com - Throughout the course of our lives, we are subject to fail -- sometimes with notice, sometimes without. More times than not, as human beings we inherently seek to do the right thing. But occasionally, because of some unforeseen turn in this superhighway called life, we fail to recognize and adhere to the signs warning us of dangerous curves ahead and plow headlong through the straw bales, catapulting off the cliff like the racer in the recent Geico pig commercial.



Regardless, the damage is d

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Managing pressure at work: To err is human, to forgive divine

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http://gulfnews.com - Managing pressure at work: To err is human, to forgive divine



We do not always behave or conduct ourselves as we should and there are certain times when we wish we had not spoken, or acted, as we did



Can you forgive and forget?



We do not always behave or conduct ourselves as we should and there are certain times when we wish we had not spoken, or acted, as we did. Sometimes, we have to accept that our relationship with someone has been broken. However, later there often comes a time wh

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How to embrace forgiveness - Tips for letting go of anger so you can prosper

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http://articles.chicagotribune.com - The ability to forgive others can be challenging. But whether you've been betrayed, feel abandoned, or experienced a loss of a loved one, experts say embracing forgiveness is essential for moving forward and healing your emotional wounds.



Here are some tips for embracing forgiveness and healing your wounds:



Start small.



"Forgiveness is a marathon, not a sprint," St. Augustine said. "It might take years—as it did for me. But the willingness to forgive is the starting point. Most people

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Acceptance, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: Part One | Angst in Anxiety

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http://blogs.psychcentral.com - Making Peace With The Past



Perhaps the only thing harder than accepting that betrayal happened and healing from that betrayal is finding the courage to forgive others (or yourself) and move on. Moving on is impossible without making peace–peace with the person who betrayed you, peace with yourself, peace with the circumstance that led to the act, and peace with time. Your self-esteem is dependent on your ability to forgive or accept and to let go.



There is an old saying that you probably

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The Relationship Between Forgiveness, Gratitude, Distress, and Well-Being: An integrative review of the literature

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http://www.wholistichealingresearch.com - Research findings point consistently to the conclusion that forgiveness is positively associated with well-being, quality of life, life satisfaction, gratitude, optimism, hope, trust, self-worth and positive beliefs. Forgiveness also affects and is negatively associated with emotional distress and negative affective states such as depression, anger, vengeance, anxiety, somatic symptoms, guilt and vulnerability. Gratitude, like forgiveness, has been shown to have positive associations with well-

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Forgiveness and the Art of Hatred

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http://blogcritics.org - The definition of the word "forgiveness" focuses solely on the person being forgiven. It says nothing about the person doing the forgiving. It doesn't say it should be done and it doesn't mention any good or bad that might come of it. This is precisely why the word "forgiveness," and the practice of it, has no place in the process of recovery from abuse of any kind.



Working your way through the myriad of emotions incurred by abuse to arrive at a peaceful place is not forgiveness; it's recove

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Add happy pills to your forgiveness box

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http://www.lincolntimesnews.com - I was searching the internet and discovered that if you missed Valentine’s Day you could order a forgiveness basket.



What if you didn’t order a basket, but made up your own? May be a box of stuff. What would you put in your box? How would you know what to put in it and what to leave out?



I could put in the past week’s problems about a sickness that made me not care for the special day.



I could also mention that even though I had all the proper care and flu and pneumonia shots I was fla

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Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

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http://www.amazon.com - In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. For him a ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to "mindfulness"—the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our pr

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On Apology

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http://www.amazon.com - One of the most profound interactions that can occur between people, apologies have the power to heal humiliations, free the mind from deep-seated guilt, remove the desire for vengeance, and ultimately restore broken relationships. With On Apology, Aaron Lazare offers an eye-opening analysis of this vital interaction, illuminating an often hidden corner of the human heart.

He discusses the importance of shame, guilt, and humiliation, the initial reluctance to apologize, the simplicity of the a

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Night : Elie Wiesel

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http://www.amazon.com - A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel



Night is Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie’s wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author’s original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedi

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