Forgiving Others And Yourself

"And you know, when you've experienced grace and you feel like you've been forgiven, you're a lot more forgiving of other people. You're a lot more gracious to others." Rick Warren

If you truly want to let go of the past and move forward on your journey, you must forgiving others and yourself.  What prevents you from moving forward? What are the fears, the angers, the judgments that hold you back? You have to stop blaming others for the bad things that happens in your life. And you must stop feeling guilty for things you did or did not.

"It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself."
Patty Duke

With fear we are ruled and it is our own "ego" that is trying to stay in control with keeping us in fear. Fear to loose our partner, fear to loose our job, fear to make wrong decisions, fear to get ill and so on.

Practice forgiving others and yourself. It is indeed a wonderful process, it helps you to feel released, empowered and free. Think about what bothers you, one story after the other, name the person, analyze the background. Than say loud to yourself, that you forgive (say the name of the person) for what they did to you (name the circumstances). After you repeat that practice several times, you are finding peace. Do the same forgiving practice for yourself. When you practice, try to be in a positive mood, to be more effective.

"The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods." Elbert Hubbard