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Forgiveness

As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.

— Nelson Mandela

Forgiveness

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

by Malachy McCourt

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Forgiveness

Think of someone who loved you so much that when you made a mistake they instantly forgave you.

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Experience yourself feeling lighter and more connected to your center in a place of openness and receptivity: in the eye of the hurricane, where no matter what storm is around us, there is stillness, quiet and peace.

Anytime you find yourself caught up in the storm you can return to the "eye" through this simple forgiveness process.

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Forgiveness

Quickly review in your mind any resentments or negative judgments you are holding on to.

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Make a commitment to yourself not to listen to the obnoxious roommate in your head that constantly judges and doubts you.

And forgive yourself for any judgments you are holding against yourself right now.

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Forgiveness

Before going to sleep, review the day in your mind and do a brief forgiveness process for any judgments that you are still holding on to.

This is a great way to ensure a more peaceful night's sleep.

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When you become upset, pause, come back to your breath, and then handle the situation from your center.

Forgive yourself for any judgments that surface.

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Realize that everything can be used for your learning, upliftment, and growth.

What challenge or adversity can you use today for your upliftment and growth?

How can you use it to your advantage? How can you turn this stumbling block into a stepping stone.

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When negative feelings arise towards others who are unkind to you or who didn’t do what you wanted,

Experience an inner smile as you forgive yourself for judging them.

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Forgiveness

Take a moment to forgive yourself for anything that has surfaced.

Example: "I forgive myself for judging myself for . . ." Or, "I forgive myself for judging (a co-worker, partner, parent) for ..."

Take a deep exhale as you let go of your judgments and forgive.

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Quickly review if there is any resentment or incompletion inside you

forgive yourself once again for any judgments you have about that.

Write a note to yourself about what you need to complete so it’s out of your head.

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