When I was young, I was fond of saying, “If someone hurts me, I can forgive, but I’ll never forget.” And I’d speak those words with a certain air of hubris, and an implied forewarning: “Don’t mess with me. Revenge is a dish best served cold.”
When I was young, I had no idea what forgiveness was truly about. Truth be told, I didn’t have any real clue about true forgiveness until I was in my early 50s, when I began writing the story about my father.
Until that time, I didn’t understand that my issues around trust, and intimacy, and honesty had little to do with the actions of the people in my life, and everything to do with my thoughts, beliefs and judgments about them, about myself, and about me in relation to them.
In the forgiveness work I have done, which began when writing the story about my father, to the practice of forgiveness I continue to do, what I have learned, what I know, is that forgiveness has brought me inner peace, has given me a broader perspective on life, and has made me a person capable of giving and receiving genuine love.
Forgiveness is a gift that we give to ourselves. And now, in the LIVE online program, I want to share all that I learned with you.
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