Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
~John F. Kennedy
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. T
Psychologist Everett Worthington Jr., a pioneer researcher in the field of forgiveness, constructed a 5-step model to facilitate the process of forgiveness. It is one of the techniques most favored by counselors specializing in forgiveness and reconciliation. Worthington has endured one of the most horrific traumas that a person ever experiences. His heroic struggle in coming to terms with such a brutal event and subsequent forgiveness of the perpetrators should be an inspiration to all.
One of the thorniest and most difficult things we humans are ever called upon to do is to respond to evil with kindness, and to forgive the unforgivable. We love to read stories about people who have responded to hatred with love, but when that very thing is demanded of us personally, our default seems to be anger, angst (dread or anguish), depression, righteousness, hatred, etc. Yet study after study shows that one of the keys to longevity and good health is to develop a habit of gratitude and
Here are eight strategies to free you from your resentments starting today!
Say a Prayer
Whenever angry feelings about a person who's harmed you enter your mind, tell yourself: "We are all good, loving souls who occasionally get lost." Pray for this person to find their way back to a happier place—in the same way the woman in this story prayed for her offender.
Focus on Gratitude
Resist seeking happiness from the outside in. Instead, focus on gratitude exercises to bring happiness from
A change of heart changes all things
Have you ever said to yourself, or out loud, how angry, hurt, or betrayed you have felt (or feel) about the way you were treated in past relationships, or perhaps in the one you are currently in? Do talk to your friends about all the things that are not right in your relationship with your husband, or what was wrong with your ex? Are you now, or have you ever found yourself holding him, or others responsible for your situation, or the way it made you feel
So many resolutions to be made, so many pounds to lose. Yet what we truly lose each year is time. Time where we could have shared that cup of coffee, shared a laugh or a hug. And most important, shared the love of someone that we may have stepped away from for a reason that seems even silly or unimportant today.
Let’s make 2013 a year to reconnect with those we miss in our life, or those that miss us. Have we been unfair holding onto a hurt that certainly no longer makes sense. Should we a
We all have moments where we arrive at a fork in the road. Do we go right or left? Because we are human beings, our decisions are oftentimes driven by emotion. We are so intricately wired with emotions that our behavior, actions, and choices are, in fact, “emotionally fueled.” Such is the case with FORGIVENESS.
Perhaps today you are faced with a choice of whether to forgive or not to forgive. Let’s have a look at the positive impact of Forgiveness – what would that mean and how would it im
After the commemoration of Pearl Harbor a couple of months ago, I noticed a few letters detailing the absurdity of politicians and individuals driving around in Japanese and German automobiles.
These letters gave me an uplift of spirit, as I have similar sentiments about the wrongdoing of buying goods manufactured in regions we have been at war with.
Alas, so recently I read a letter about how we must move on and how Japanese automakers are actually providing American manufacturing jobs —
If we truly want to live a happier life, we must dig deep and learn to forgive. Forgiveness is the most precious treasure that we can give ourselves. When we are willing to forgive, we are guaranteed a life of peace, gratitude, wisdom, expansion and growth. If not, we are destined to a life of blame, resentment, pain, self-pity, guilt and anger.
Sarah created vision boards, recited affirmations and hung out with the “right” people in the hope of creating a love-filled life. Yet, as long as s
If you’re in a relationship with a loved one that repeatedly acts in hurtful ways, you’re likely dealing with recurring rushes of anger or disappointment, regardless of whether you are consciously aware of or express these or similar emotions. It can feel as if this person keeps stealing the sense of emotional safety that you, your body and mind, are hardwired to seek.
It is only human, after all, to feel betrayed by the actions of a partner who is emotionally or physically abusive, addicted