Category Archives: Forgiveness

BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, November 7th, 2019 by Arnold Patent in YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL

“Anytime we experience someone whose behavior causes us discomfort, we know that person represents someone, or is himself someone, whom we haven’t forgiven. By forgiving the person in our present experience, we are also forgiving whomever that person might represent, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 by Caroline Myss in WHY PEOPLE DON’T HEAL AND HOW THEY CAN

“When you experience an apparent act of betrayal, look closely to see if it may not actually be a ‘Divine invitation’ to let go of the old and discover the new. We will all have Judas experiences. But seen through … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 6th, 2019 by Gloria Wendroff in HEAVENLETTERS

“Unforgiveness is a hardening of the heart. It closes down avenues. Unforgiveness is lovelorn. when someone has offended you, has not regarded you highly, has overlooked or snubbed you or downplayed you, or didn’t think of you at all and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 by Lynn Grabhorn in EXCUSE ME YOUR LIFE IS WAITING

“Usually when we forgive, we are acknowledging that whomever we’re forgiving has done a wrong, which is probably true. Then, even though we say we forgive, we secretly hold on to the dastardliness of the wrong. Yet true forgiveness is … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 19th, 2019 by Caroline Myss, in ANATOMY OF THE SPIRIT

“As appealing as forgiveness is in theory, it is an extremely unattractive personal action for most people, mainly because the true nature of forgiveness remains misunderstood. Forgiveness is not the same as telling the person who harmed you, “It’s okay,” … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

“Young people are dying today to avenge their ancestors. They are fighting in the Holy Land, where Jesus walked preaching forgiveness. They wage war interminably. What does it prove? Where does it lead? To peace? Never. The vanquished respond with … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 24th, 2018 by Gary Zukav in SEAT OF THE SOUL

“Forgiveness means that you do not hold others responsible for your experiences. When you hold someone responsible for what you experience, you lose power. Therefore, when you depend on another person for the experiences that you think are necessary to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“Self-forgiveness is not always a simple task, especially in the case of acts that caused significant pain or distress to other people. Nevertheless, if you aren’t willing to release all of the resentment you feel toward yourself, how can you … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 6th, 2018 by Leo Buscaglia in LOVING EACH OTHER

“Keep in mind that there is nothing wrong with us if forgiveness comes hard. We are simply human, vulnerable and far from perfect. The wrong the people do us is difficult to deal with, especially when we are innocent and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 by Richard & Mary-Alice Jafolla in THE QUEST

“Harboring unforgiveness and resentment in our hearts does not hurt others. It hurts us. It eats away at the soul, filling it with bitterness and blocking the free flow of God’s love, which is the essence of our true nature. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, July 12th, 2018 by Joan Borysenko in THE WAYS OF THE MYSTIC

“Forgiveness is one of the least understood of all spiritual practices. It has nothing to do with conditioning poor behavior in ourselves and others. Rather, it calls us to responsibility. In forgiving ourselves, we make the journey from guilt for … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Holding on to pain will cost you big time. To err is human…to forgive is absolutely necessary if you want to live an uncommon life. There is a big payoff in being “the victim.” People pay attention to you, but … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

Compiler’s Note: Please excuse the “empty” message earlier today. Something just fell through the cracks during the process of loading the March messages back in January. Note that you may receive this message again on Wednesday, and I cannot stop … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 by John Randolph Price in LIVING A LIFE OF JOY

“I have found it helpful to begin and end each day with forgiveness—giving up resentment toward anyone and everything that stirred my emotions in a negative way. And that would include politicians religious zealots, columnists, talks show hosts on radio, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 by Louise Hay in YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE

“The past is over and done. We cannot change that now. Yet we can change our thoughts about the past. How foolish for us to PUNISH OURSELVES in the present moment because someone hurt us in the long ago past. … Continue reading

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