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By forgiving, we can let go of the past and get on with the business of living our lives
It costs nothing to forgive. It costs us our lives to not forgive.
These web pages were created as part of the
sharing forgiveness project. The aim of
the project is to forgive, and to get three other people to forgive, and they
each get three people to forgive and so on.
I was invited by the person who created this project to be a leader of the team. I liked the idea of sharing forgiveness, as I was aware of the peace and freedom that comes from forgiving. I thought it would be satisfying and fulfilling to be part of the team. My task was to get some newspaper publicity and promote Friday 13th as "Forgiveness day". I had no success at getting an article written, but I enjoy creating websites, and made some web pages about forgiveness. I thought it would be great to have a domain name like Forgiveness.com
I looked at that site and found it was not in use. The owner said yes to my request to use Forgiveness.com for two months for the forgiveness project. I looked at what I had created, and thought it did not provide much. I looked up information about forgiveness, and tried out several programs and recommendations. I discovered that I was not as forgiving as I thought I was! I still had not fully let go of my attachment to punishment and retribution for offenders. I still held some resentments about what happened to me in my past. Since doing some of this work on forgiveness, I feel happier, more peaceful, many people are finding me more pleasant to be around and I feel free and much more satisfied. I will be adding more news about the team and what they are getting out of their participation in the forgiveness project.
We invite you to participate, and create more joy, friendship and fun in your life and the lives of people around you.
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Recent article in Forgiveness News:
To me, forgiveness is freedom.
When I do not forgive, I am being a victim. I am trapped in my own misery and self pity. I feel powerless. I am unable to contribute much to other people. I blame those who I have not forgiven instead of being responsible for my own life. I waste my time and energy trying to justify myself, blaming somebody else or even blaming myself. I pretend that I cannot do anything about a situation that I clearly see needs to change. I do not be compassionate. I do not feel good about myself. I may also be wasting my money on numbing my pain.
Not only does this affect me. It also has an impact on other people. How does it feel for them to be with me. Does it bring them down? Do other people feel more tired or depressed being around me?
Do I enjoy that? Does it make sense to live such a miserable existence?
Or would I like to FORGIVE in stead.
Would I like to have some freedom, joy and power in my life. To have love and friendship? To be able contribute to others, especially those who have freely given so much to me. To show compassion to others and be a friend.
I can forgive.
Now. this very minute. I can forgive anybody. I can forgive myself
Why wait? Do it now.
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