Forgiveness is ultimately a selfish act, requiring you to free your imprisoned spirit and reclaim your power. If you do not forgive, you are bound to the person who injured you as surely as if you were handcuffed to him.
Forgiveness is ultimately a selfless act, requiring you to look through God’s eyes and not your own. Then, instead of judging others, you will be adding much-needed loving energy to the collective consciousness.
“Forgiveness” is a loaded word that may anger those who have endured great wrongs. Indeed, anyone with an ounce of empathy can appreciate how difficult it must be to forgive the unforgivable.
Substituting the word “release” for “forgiveness” short-circuits the emotional charge and reframes the act as a blessing that the injured party bestows on herself rather than one bestowed on her antagonist.
The moment you forgive, you reinvent yourself. Your psyche is flooded with light, forever dispelling the darkness that had emotionally crippled you.
Instead of identifying yourself by past injuries and injustices, you are free to rewrite the story of who you are and who you wish to be.
There is nothing that in the end, cannot be forgiven, but there remains much that is inexcusable.
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ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier
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Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.