“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. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Forgiveness is a heavy topic for most and one that we’ve all had to contend with on some level throughout our lives. For me, it was a concept I was familiar with but one that I never understood the how behind getting it done. I ached for the know-how of letting go to move on but the emotions around things in my past were so strong they felt like an impenetrable wall between my resentment and freedom. I knew people who said they forgave but no one could ever explain the process. They would just say, “let go”, “forgive” and those directives were never helpful in my ability to move forward. And so forgiveness remained the great unsolved mystery in my life for many years.
Inspired by a listener email, BJ and I dive in to the subject of forgiveness from our individual experiences in life, as well, as a shared experience that has left us estranged from a family member for almost four years now. I’m so grateful to say that in this episode I share very specific and effective tools to forgive. These are means that I’ve learned and applied through my spiritual study and techniques that have allowed me to truly let go and move on while ridding myself of the darkness that is resentment.
Forgiveness, although unique in its circumstance, at its core is fundamentally the same for all of us, no matter the form or severity. Non-forgiveness is also fundamentally similar in its poison-like effects on our lives. Scientific studies have shown correlations between forgiveness and increased physical and mental health. The ability to forgive is essential to being able to live fully. Without forgiveness, our ability to move forward will forever be thwarted.
If you have ever struggled with forgiveness or are currently holding on to something that happened in the past this episode is for you. Please let us know if its helpful to your process.
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Episode 5 – Show Notes