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Forgiveness -- A Mother's Day Gift

forgiveness on Articles - For years, as Mother's Day approached, my stomach would have its usual knot of anxiety, my brain running overtime, telling me to send a card even though I had never lived with my mother, even though she pretended she didn't have a daughter or grandchildren. I'd try to ignore that she'd forgotten our birthdays and hadn't sent Christmas gifts for my kids in years, but the voice of guilt would chime in, "Send her a card -- after all, she IS your mother."

Most years, I'd drag myself to the dread

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Soucheray: Forgiveness, we learn, is a choice

forgiveness on Articles - In the book, “Forgiveness is a Choice,” by Dr. Robert Enright, states that forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves. He says when we have been harmed in some way by someone, or a situation, it is our choice to hold on to the hurt and the anger we feel toward the other. We all know that hurt and anger has a way of reflecting back on ourselves and harming us much more than it does anyone or anything else. So when we make the choice to forgive, we are actually freeing ourselves.

Take a moment

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Forgiveness 101

forgiveness on Articles - Forgiveness is the feeling of peace that emerges as you take your hurt less personally, take responsibility for how you feel, and become a hero instead of a victim in the story that you tell. Forgiveness is the experience of peacefulness in the present moment. Forgiveness does not change the past, but it changes the present.

Forgiveness is a choice. This choice allows you to suffer less. It is for you and no one else. Forgiveness comes about by reversing the steps of the grievance process. Y

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Forgiveness 101

forgiveness on Articles - I am working on forgiving my ex-husband because I read somewhere that my life won’t be prosperous...

I am working on forgiving my ex-husband because I read somewhere that my life won’t be prosperous until I let go of my resentments. I carry them forth like some necessary burden, like a song I hate but can’t get out of my mind.

It’s kind of like the ice cream truck that trolls through my neighborhood every afternoon. As the tinny sound of a carnival song being played on an out-of-tune-toy-

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Forgiveness 101

forgiveness on Articles - Forgiveness is a hefty topic and there is a great deal written about it and a plethora of different opinions. Whatever a person has a mind to do, they will probably find enough documentation, pro and con, to do it. If someone wants to hang on to unforgiveness, they will find a way to support their intention. And vice-versa. If one has a heart to forgive, they will find a way to do it, even when it seems impossible.

I’m often amazed when I hear other Christians talk about forgiveness as i

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Forgiveness Expert "Forgiveness: Heal Your Past and Find the Peace YOU Deserve"

forgiveness on Articles - Lori Rubenstein has been on a journey and each of her earlier books has been a stop along the way. Now, with Forgiveness: Heal Your Past and Find the Peace You Deserve, she’s not satisfied with simply moving forward --- she’s seriously determined to pick up the pace!

Popular wisdom enjoys telling us that it’s not about the destination but, rather, the journey itself that’s important. Perhaps. Rubenstein, however, believes that we are each on an evolutionary path that is leading us to our ult

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Forgiveness: Heal Your Past and Find the Peace You Deserve: Lori S. Rubenstein

forgiveness on Books - When you are sick and tired of struggling over past issues; forgiveness can be the key to dissolve the hurts, anger, bitterness, and even guilt. What is amazing about forgiveness is that you have complete control over the process and it doesn't depend on the participation of anyone else! We've been told all our lives that forgiveness is the answer. Yet, having the key doesn't do much good if you don't know how to use it to unlock the door. That's where the marvelous messages from enlightened ma

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The Pain of Forgiveness

forgiveness on Articles - Forgiveness is a form of suffering. Yes, you read that right.

Most of us talk about forgiveness and always speaks of how wonderful it is. But there is a reason so many can’t seem to forgive — it requires a willingness to suffer.

When people commit an offense against us, our natural inclination is to commit an offense against them. Not just any offense, but an offense that is bigger, badder, and one that hurts far more.

We call this revenge.

We tell ourselves that justice has been se

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How To Forgive & Release Past Pain

forgiveness on Articles - Forgiveness is an essential ingredient to releasing and letting go of the past and eliminating the need to re-create pain in our life, which is reflected in our relationships with others.

Forgiveness does not mean ‘letting another person off the hook’. It means 'regaining' ourselves and being free to create the life we want, which includes love, success and happiness.

Who/What Can We Forgive?

forgive yourself,

forgive friends, family,

forgive your spouse - husband / wife,


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Forgive and Forget

forgiveness on Articles - It's not always easy, but the benefits of forgiving -- and 'forgetting' -- can be powerful. Here are some tips.

Many people view forgiveness as an offshoot of love -- a gift given freely to those who have hurt you.

Forgiveness, however, may bring enormous benefits to the person who gives that gift, according to recent research. If you can bring yourself to forgive and forget, you are likely to enjoy lower blood pressure, a stronger immune system, and a drop in the stress hormones c

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