17 Jan 2013

Palestine, Israel, At Tuwani, West bank, C zone, Cisgiordania, Hebron, hamas, al fatah, Hills, colline, Non violent, non-violenza, resistenza, resistance, operazione, operation, dove, colomba, avat mah'on, settlers, attack, assounlt, coloni, jewish, ebreiThere are three kinds of forgiveness, all interrelated. There is self-forgiveness, which enables us to release our guilt and perfectionism. There is the forgiveness we extend to others and receive from them, intimates and enemies alike. And there is the forgiveness of God that assures us of our worth and strengthens us for this practice.

All the spiritual traditions raise up the value of forgiveness, but many people still find it to be a nearly impossible ideal. Just start somewhere. Look truthfully at one hurt you have not been able to forgive. Identify any associated feelings you might have, such as anger, denial, guilt, shame, or embarrassment. Imagine what it would be like to live without feeling this offense. Then let it go.

Other steps may be necessary for healing — a confession of your contribution to the conflict, making amends, changing behavior, a commitment to the community — but giving up your claims for, and sometimes against, yourself is where you have to begin.


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