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Forgiveness

01 April 2015 Written by 

Forgiveness really has nothing to do with the other person. The act of forgiveness takes place in my own heart and mind.

I give the gift of forgiveness to myself by letting go of the pain that I have been holding on to. I release the negative energy inside myself that eats away at my heart.

Forgiving someone doesn’t mean that I condone or excuse their behavior. It doesn’t mean that I have to continue an ongoing relationship with them. Under no circumstances am I required to continue to accept unacceptable behavior (like emotional, physical, or sexual abuse).

Forgiveness is for me because it frees me from the prison that I put myself in. I give myself the gift of forgiveness so that I might find peace. With each act of forgiveness, whether small or great, I move forward toward wholeness. When I forgive those who have hurt me, I take away their power to continue to harm me.

There is no peace without forgiveness.

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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