“It is time.”
What are you prepared for today?
Is it time to forgive?
In forgiveness, we may get hung up because we don’t know what steps are available to take. Fortunately, many writers have set forth their understandings of steps to forgiveness – different paths leading to the same result.
For example, Leo Babauta (Zen Habits) lists eight steps to forgiveness:
Commit to letting go
Think about the pros and cons
Realize you have a choice
Empathize with the other
Understand your responsibility in the matter
Focus on the present
Allow peace to enter your life
Forgive and feel compassion
Forgiveness also is a tricky thing: while the steps are similar, each person’s path, indeed each situation, is unique. Further, it’s easy to get hung up on the timing, thinking, “I should be ready for the next step.”
Forgiveness eschews all should’s.
Take the step you’re ready to take, when you’re ready to take it. Reaffirm the step your on while you’re on it. In this way, the path itself becomes an oasis from the pain.
Whether it’s the first step or next step, it waits before you.
It is time to forgive.
Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time. Sara Paddison
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