Forgiveness Exercises

Opening the Heart Again: Forgiveness Exercises and Meditations

Opening the Heart Again: Forgiveness Exercises and Meditations Forgiveness is one of those things many of us know is a good thing, but we may not know what to actually do to forgive someone. Whether you’ve experienced repeated minor harms or one big harm, it can be difficult to just let go and move forward. It may not feel safe to forgive, we may not know where to start, and we may not even want to forgive someone. However, we can often see how holding onto the anger or resentment also causes us harm. On the other hand, letting go …

10 Ways to Practice Self-Care

The three most foundational aspects of self care are water, sleep, and food. Self-care often begins with getting these three elements in a balance that works for you. Sometimes we have these elements working but notice we are suffering. I know that there have been many times that I’m drinking enough water, sleeping enough, and eating right but I still feel stressed or overwhelmed. Even in the midst of ideal external circumstances my mind can still create suffering. Often when this happens it is because something is missing from my meditation or spiritual practice. In those times I need something …

Resistance to Forgiveness

Every so often we post something on social media about forgiveness. They are quotes such as: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” -Mahatma Ghandi “Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.” -George MacDonald “To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” -Robert Muller As we post these thoughts on forgiveness, we’ve noticed a trend. It seems that every single time we post something on forgiveness, a few people take exception to the notion of forgiving others for harm that may …