• Forgiveness is a choice.
  • Forgiveness is taking responsibility for our emotional wellbeing.Forgiving-heart-small
  • Forgiveness is about our healing and not about those who have hurt us.
  • Forgiveness stops the blaming of others for the emotions that we are experiencing.
  • Forgiveness is standing in our truth and claiming our power.
  • Forgiveness develops empathetic abilities.
  • Forgiveness is expands perspective.
  • Forgiveness is a learnable skill-set.
  • Forgiveness alleviates the sense of victimization.
  • Forgiveness improves our mental and physical health. Forgiving:
    • Increases hopefulness,
    • Reduces depression,
    • Decreases anger,
    • Reduces stress, including symptoms such as headaches, upset stomach and GI track illness, dizziness.
    • Reduces muscle tension
    • Increases emotional self-confidence,
    • improves cardiovascular functioning.
  • Forgiveness of one person improves our other relationships.
  • Forgiveness is an initiation rite which is a key that opens the door to new stages of development.
  • Forgiveness facilitates constructive reallocation of time and energy from fixation on the past to fully enjoying the present moment.
  • Forgiveness can be invited and facilitated, however authentic, complete forgiveness emerges organically and is not an intellectual process.


  • Forgiveness is not forgetting or repressing the fact that something painful happened.
  • Forgiveness  is not denying or minimizing our hurt.
  • Forgiveness is not excusing poor behavior.
  • Forgiveness is not focused on changing another person’s ideas, emotions, or behavior.
  • Forgiveness does not have to be an otherworldly or religious experience.
  • Forgiveness does not eliminate the option for pursuing compensatory action for ourselves or the community when appropriate.



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