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Mindful Monday

Forgiveness I

“If it were really clear that holding on to judgments brings pain, and that letting go of them brings happiness, there would be no problem.” Course in Miracles.

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” Bruce Lee

We think forgiveness neutralizes the mistakes of others. OK. But what if it also and more importantly, neutralizes our judgments of others and ourselves? Thoughts and actions are essentially neutral until we or someone else judges them, right? Even murder may have an acceptable explanation, like self defense.

Judgment is a heavy burden. It’s purpose is to establish guilt, justify punishment and hopefully bring change. But, how satisfying is cringing change wrought from guilt and punishment? For routine, day-to-day mistakes and affronts, is judgment the best way to correct them? Isn’t forgiveness based on a clear understanding of what happened, genuine acceptance of responsibility and a desire to change better?

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