Helpful Words and Actions
You might like to experiment with completing these statements, either in your mind or in writing:
I forgive myself or judging _________ (myself, another person, situation) for __________.
Take in a deep breath and as you breathe out say to yourself:
I forgive ________ and fill in the space whoever or whatever you would like to forgive, and let go.
As you release an attachment, allow yourself to grow more peaceful.
Quotes about forgiveness
“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love.
In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” — Robert Muller
“When you forgive it takes you from the place of the victim to that of a victor.” — Unknown
“Be assured that if you knew all, you would pardon all.” — Thomas A. Kempis
“The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good.” — Catherine Ponder
“One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything before you go to bed” — Ann Landers
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” — Lewis B. Smedes
“The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy
that might well arouse the envy of the gods.” — Elbert Hubbard
“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.” — Abraham Lincoln
“Forgiveness is a rebirth of hope, a reorganization of thought, and a reconstruction of dreams. Once forgiving begins, dreams can be rebuilt. When forgiving is complete, meaning has been extracted from the worst of experiences and used to create a new set of moral rules and a new interpretation of life’s events.” — Beverly Flanigan
This video brought tears to my eyes
Watch the video embedded in the post. The father of a murdered son forgives the murderer (who was a 14 year old fatherless boy). The father works to stop violence through a foundation he has started.