Forgiveness | NT Publishing Company
Forgiveness Many people recognize that forgiveness is a good thing, but find it difficult to actually do it. This is because there is a judgmental component to their effort which sounds something like this: "You really messed up this time and hurt me terribly. It's all your fault I feel so miserable, but I'm going to be the bigger person and forgive you." Standing on the outside looking in, it's pretty easy to see this isn't forgiveness at all, and instead, is really a way to punish them some more. However, the purpose of forgiveness is to change the way you think about what happened and to release the pain. I'd like to share a mediation or prayer you can find in Gary Renard's wonderful book, "Your Immortal Reality." Close your eyes and picture the face of the person you want to forgive and repeat this simple prayer or mantra: "You are Spirit. Whole and Innocent. All is Forgiven and Released." Don't dwell on it any longer. Instead move on to the next person you want to forgive and