Others tell you not to forgive, but to hold on to the hurt — so the other person is held responsible, I suppose.
Forgiveness, to me, is an opportunity. Not an obligation or burden. But an opportunity to step into a new future without the binding of old pains.
The cultural baggage around forgiveness has created some “myths” about forgiveness. We misunderstand what forgiving is about, what it means, and how to do it.
Over the years, though, I have realized that people who thrive in life have mastered the skills of forgiving. They do not see it as obligation, but simple opportunity. It does cause us to look closely at ourselves and re-take control (and responsibility) for life. That is a thriving opportunity.
Listen in to discover what forgiving is really about — and how to do it (6 simple steps).