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Forgiving Others

Yesterday

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

The level of guilt we feel often dictates the length of time we take to get over what ever it is we have done. Some people, even though forgiven by those they have wronged, never forgive themselves, making every tomorrow a yesterday before it even happens.

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.

Forgiveness

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Forgiveness means that you are choosing to release the grip you've continued to allow people and situations from your past to have over you in the present. It is a gift of acceptance you give to yourself; the very gift that allows for true freedom from all that has come before.

What Is Forgiveness?

Pragito Dove | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

I could put my energy into anger and resentment, or focus on loving myself and enjoying my life. How I came to choose the latter is explained in this video.

How To Put Forgiveness Into Practice

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Forgiveness (of both self and others) is the most powerful spiritual tool we have, and it is accessible to all of us. Forgiveness is synonymous with freedom, one of the most important conditions for happiness.

Because Love Wins

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Usually, the people we're closest to and trust the most are the ones we inevitably (and most of the time, unintentionally) hurt, or are hurt by. It's because we love them the most that they can hurt us, and it's because we trust them the most that we aren't always thinking not to offend them.

WATCH: How To Handle Negative Comments

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Rather than lace up my boxing gloves, I chose to find the lesson in the Internet backlash. I called on a message from A Course in Miracles, "In my defenselessness my safety lies." In this video, I share my experience and the spiritual solutions I use for handling negative comments.

Free Yourself With Forgiveness

Shelby Doherty | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

I think one of the easiest ways to be happy is to understand forgiveness. We all make mistakes, everyone of us. But not everyone understands how important it is to truly forgive.

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

Each experience you have in life is a lesson, especially those that are most damaging to you. Once you forgive yourself and others, you give yourself the gift of emotional freedom.

5 Strategies To Help You Forgive

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

While research indicates that training in forgiveness can actually bring about improvements in both well-being and health, actually forgiving can be easier said than done. If forgiveness is something you want to practice, try one of these strategies.

Why Is Forgiving People Hard For Many People?

Quora | Posted 05.14.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Frank Heile, Physicist, Software Engineer, Consciousness Theory This answer is dedicated to ...

4 Ways To Forgive And Let Go

Ashley Turner | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

Although forgiving someone (or ourselves) can happen in an instant, my experience is that it is usually a much more lengthy process requiring great patience, trust, persistence and prayer -- more like peeling an onion or a lotus blossoming than a lightning bolt.

Forgiveness Is Choosing to Love

Pragito Dove | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Do you find it easy to forgive people who have hurt or abused you in some way? I didn't until I started to understand that I was hurting myself more by maintaining a tight knot of resentment and anger toward the people who had wronged me.

Just Forgiving

Ron Nikkel | Posted 04.03.2013 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

Even as I've been trying to live justly I was cynically dismissing (judging) Lance Armstrong as a manipulative scoundrel. I even voiced my harsh negative opinion to others but not once had forgiveness even entered into the equation of my conversation.

Choosing Peace: On Being Mindful, Willing And Forgiving

Tara Brach | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

It's easy to feed the fearful, angry wolf. Especially if we've experienced great wounding, the anger pathway can become deeply ingrained in our system. Yet, we do have a choice.

Has Anyone Done Something Unforgivable to You? What Was It? (WATCH)

Posted 01.04.2013 | MarloThomas

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How To Have Forgiveness For Sandy Hook And Other Unthinkable Acts

Sura | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Sura

We must learn to forgive, not just for ourselves, but because we influence the rest of the world, including our loved ones and families. Forgiveness is deeply healing. It allows us to live free in the present moment.

How I Learned to Forgive (Or the Best Damn Psychic Reading I Ever Had)

Virginia Bell | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Virginia Bell

Sitting there at the kitchen table covered with coffee cups and an ashtray full of cigarette butts, I began to slowly comprehend that working on my problems wasn't the same as healing them. "You didn't forgive him." Those four words changed my life.

How To Let Go Of Grudges For A Peaceful Holiday Season

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

It takes more energy to be angry with someone than it does to be peaceful, yet people hold on to grudges for months, years, and even decades. The reason is simple: It protects them.

4 Steps To Forgiveness

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

Forgiveness means giving up the suffering of the past and being willing to forge ahead with far greater potential for inner freedom. Besides the reward of letting go of a painful past, there are powerful health benefits that go hand-in-hand with the practice of forgiveness.

How to Overcome Your Unwillingness to Forgive

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

It's easier to forgive others if we can find some meaning, some wisdom, some benefit born of the assault and the suffering we experienced.

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."

Get Addicted... To Forgiving Yourself

Anne Naylor | Posted 06.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

To open your heart and honestly express your mistakes, fears or doubts seems counterintuitive. And yet, when you do so, you touch and awaken other hearts to do the same.

Forgiveness: Making Space For More Happiness

Randy Taran | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

Anger begets anger. Self-pity can turn into despair. When these emotions become dominant, they take over valuable real estate within you that could be used to channel your awesomeness, creativity and talents.

Family Matters

Oren Wunderman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Miami
Oren Wunderman

The best thing that anyone of us can do with an action or statement that we now regret is to forgive ourselves, learn from our experience, apologize sincerely (if doing so is appropriate and available), and do better next time.