FORGIVENESS

SOMETHING TO CONTEMPLATE!

Forgiveness

“Without forgiveness, life is governed by . . . An endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.” – Roberto Assagioli

Much of what I resent in others springs from my unhappiness with myself. I dislike in others what is negative in me: arrogance, pride, narrow-mindedness, snobbery, and dishonesty. As long as I refuse to forgive others, I am not capable of forgiving myself. Part of my denial is reflected in my attitudes toward others. Those character traits I refuse to forgive in others are buried within me. Today I am learning the difference between forgiveness and acceptance. I can forgive other people without accepting their lifestyle. I can forgive myself and still see the need for change. In my forgiveness is the hope for tomorrow.

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