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Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness -

forgiveness on Resources - When someone you care about hurts you, you can hold on to anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge — or embrace forgiveness and move forward.

Nearly everyone has been hurt by the actions or words of another. Perhaps your mother criticized your parenting skills, your colleague sabotaged a project or your partner had an affair. These wounds can leave you with lasting feelings of anger, bitterness or even vengeance — but if you don't practice forgiveness, you might be the one who pays most dea

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How to Forgive, and Why You Should

forgiveness on Resources - The deepest wounds feel like they'll last a lifetime: The absent mother who robbed you of the mother-daughter bond you craved and deserved. The eighth-grade bully who turned the classroom into a living nightmare. The boyfriend who broke his promises and chose her instead.

You feel bitter. You still hold a grudge. But clinging to those betrayals and disappointments, that hurt, is bad for the body and mind. "It's inevitable that we'll all be hurt by others, and that it will happen often," says

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Learning to Forgive Yourself

forgiveness on Resources - Your heart and mental health may depend on your ability to reduce hurt and anger, even at yourself. So effective is forgiveness -- if we could find a way to learn and teach it -- that Stanford University is undertaking a project to learn how forgiveness can enhance health and relationships and even prevent disease.

But first, you might have to forgive yourself. Did you cheat on your spouse? Hit a child in anger? Steal something? Go off the wagon? The list of potential human misdeeds is long.

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Why Forgive?

forgiveness on Books - In Why Forgive? Arnold avoids glib pronouncements by letting the untidy experiences of ordinary people speak for themselves – people who have earned the right to talk about overcoming hurt, and about the peace of mind they have found in doing so. "Hurt" is an understatement, actually, for these stories deal with the harrowing effects of violent crime, betrayal, abuse, bigotry, gang warfare, and genocide. But Why Forgive? examines life's more mundane battle scars as well: the wounds caused by ba

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Oprah Winfrey: Forgive, So You Can Truly Live

forgiveness on Resources - Five days ago, I asked that you open yourself to the power of gratitude. If you took me up on that offer, you should already be feeling a slight shift in your way of being in the world. Looking out for five things to be grateful for changes the way you see your whole day -- and eventually your life. It's a major cornerstone of living a happy and fulfilled life.

The other fundamental building block I know for sure is forgiveness: releasing all grudges, need for revenge or attachment to what w

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Quotes About Forgive (39 quotes)

forgiveness on Quotes - “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”

― Steve Maraboli

“People have to forgive. We don't have to like them, we don't have to be friends with them, we don't have to send them hearts in text messages, but we have to forgive them, to overlook, to forget. Because if we don't we are tying rocks to our feet, too much for our wings to carry!”

― C. JoyBell C.

“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guil

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The complexities of forgiveness are difficult to unwrap

forgiveness on Resources - Just before the 9/11 terrorists murdered my nephew (a passenger on the first plane to strike the World Trade Center) and almost 3,000 other people, I read Catholic writer Antoinette Bosco's book, Choosing Mercy: A Mother of Murder Victims Pleads to End the Death Penalty.

The title tells you enough to know that Toni Bosco had a difficult journey toward forgiveness and, finally, reconciliation, a condition that does not always accompany forgiveness.

In the ensuing dozen years, I've found th

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Pagosa Springs Daily News: We Live, Love, and Forgive

forgiveness on Resources - We’ve all seen the roadside crosses designating a life lost. Each has a story behind it; a mother who lost that son, a husband losing a wife, children who lost their parents. How could they know that day was the last time they’d see them? Those left behind would love to have the day to “do-over” and say “I love you” just one more time.

So what do we do when tragedy appears?

A woman receives the report that the cancer has spread. There is short amount of time left to live. She asks herself

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Forgive Me | Anthony Evans

forgiveness on Resources - For the way I’ve thought too much of myself

For the way I’ve been trusting in my flesh

For the way I’ve not come to you with tears and brokenness

For the way that I have made you small

For the way I’ve not noticed you at all

For my pride and fear that won’t let me surrender all

Forgive me

I need your mercy

I am not worthy

Without the cross

Oh, Lord come and wash me

From my head to my feet

I need you desperately

To forgive me

For the days that I love money more than You


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