March 4 ~  Enlarge the Future Radical Forgiveness

"Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." ~ Paul Boese

My July 27, 2012 Sunrise

Give yourself the gift today of deciding to forgive someone who has hurt you. Reach out and reestablish an important relationship.

"To err is human, to forgive, divine," observed English poet Alexander Pope.

How do you forgive someone? Look to your heart for understanding and compassion. Pray if you need to. Meditate. Just find a way to let go of the bad feelings. Then pick up the phone or write a letter to the person you want to forgive.

As Hinduism's Bhagavad-Gita revealed, "If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive."

Forgiveness is letting go. It is a release, removal of a road block, a loving cancellation of a debt... For the person you forgive AND yourself.

Embrace today. Forgive someone and watch what happens: pain and resentment evaporate and you have more energy, more freedom to find inner peace and move on. You give yourself the freedom to grow.

Forgiveness is good health and healing. To writer Betty Smith, it is "a gift of high value. Yet it costs nothing."

forgivenessForgive for your future enlargements.