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Friday, March 10, 2017

Forgive Others to Gain Your Own Peace


Forgive others,
not because they deserve forgiveness,
but because you deserve peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without forgiveness, we remain tethered to the person who harmed us.
We are bound with chains of bitterness, tied together, trapped.
Until we can forgive the person who harmed us,
that person will hold the keys to our happiness; that person will be our jailer.
When we forgive, we take back control of our own fate and our feelings.
We become our own liberators.
Forgiveness, in other words, is the best form of self-interest.
This is true both spiritually and scientifically.
We don’t forgive to help the other person.
We don’t forgive for others.
We forgive for ourselves.
- Desmond Tutu (Archbishop Emeritus and recipient of Nobel Peace Prize)

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Further reading: Forgiveness: Path to Inner Peace

Judging Others

Ending Hatred

Treat ALL with Goodness
    

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