Forgiveness is liberating.
I pardon myself and others for past disappointments. Forgiveness sets me free.
I deepen my compassion.
I put myself in the shoes of the person who wronged me. I try to look at events from their perspective. I remember the occasions when I have needed to be pardoned. It is easier to forgive when I search for common ground and understanding.
I take responsibility for my own actions.
I examine how my choices may have contributed to the situation. I recognize that I am in control of how I feel and how I respond to others.
I trust in my own strength. I have the courage to ask for forgiveness and bestow it on others. My well-being and relationships matter more than my pride.
I offer second chances. I give myself and others the opportunity to learn and grow from our experiences. I look at the big picture rather than focusing on any one event. Resolving conflicts promptly and respectfully can deepen my relationships.
I let go of grudges and resentments that could weigh me down. I give up any thoughts of revenge. I wish for others to be happy and successful even if I decide to cut off future contact.
I release the past and move on. I acknowledge my feelings and give myself time to heal. I go forward with a clear mind and an open heart.
Today, I practice forgiving with compassion and love. I welcome more peace and happiness into my life. I feel free.
1. Why is it sometimes more difficult to forgive a friend than a stranger?
2. How can holding grudges affect my physical health?
3. How do I feel when someone forgives me?