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Forgiveness -- the Oil That Heals Personal Relationships

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Marina Cantacuzino

I would go as far as to say that forgiveness is the oil of personal relationships; in our most successful relationships we probably (unwittingly) do it many times a day. And just as with the bigger and more extreme stories on The Forgiveness Project website, forgiveness in daily life is an extraordinarily useful tool that has the ability to repair broken relationships.

Why Your Next Retreat Should Be at the Esalen Institute

Ira Israel | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

You could read the Esalen catalog forwards and backwards one hundred times and still only get the faintest glimpse of the magic that occurs there.

The Gift of Choice

Susie Wolbe | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

We are hurt by a loved one; we then have a choice. Are we going to focus on what went wrong, what was done, or who said what? Or are we going to work toward a place where we can think rationally and decide how we should proceed?

How to Find the Right Mindfulness Teacher for You

Ira Israel | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

When I meet fellow mindfulness teachers I sometimes ask, "What do you think the difference is between mindfulness and Buddhism? If the teacher starts prattling on about brain states and alpha waves and prefrontal cortexs and amygdalas, I will wish him or her the best and quietly excuse myself.

How Do I Forgive?

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

The most frequently mentioned and crippling spiritual problem for the people I know concerns how to forgive. When you think about it many of the problems we face at a basic level have to do with forgiveness.

What It Means to Be a Gentleman

Ira Israel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

I cannot even begin to try to explain how difficult it is for men over the age of 25 years-old to cultivate friendships with fellow men.

What It Means to Forgive

Ira Israel | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Any part of the narrative that does not accept and embrace one's life or adds the judgement "that should not have happened" pulls one backward into a no-longer-existent past, hinders one from showing up authentically in the present, and places limits on one's not-yet-existent future.

Refusing to Forgive: 9 Steps to Break Free

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Forgiving does not mean forgetting or condoning! Forgiveness is for the person who was perpetrated, not the perpetrator. It is saying, "I have already been offended against, I am going to let go of this so I don't continue to be burdened by it."

An Expert Weighs In on Forgiveness

Alison Patton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Alison Patton

What a relief to drop the whole idea of forgiving your spouse after divorce...and instead just "move on" with your life.