Some might consider it strange that I post this article here in a taekwondo blog like this. But the truths therein are so powerful and liberating that I would consider myself thoughtless if I do not share.
- The most creative power given to the human spirit is the power to heal the wounds of a past it cannot change.
- We do our forgiving alone inside our hearts and minds; what happens to the people we forgive depends on them.
- The first person to benefit from forgiving is the one who forgives.
- Forgiving happens in three stages: we rediscover the humanity of the person who wronged us; we surrender our right to get even; and we wish that person well.
- Forgiving is a journey; the deeper the wound, the longer the journey.
- Forgiving does not require us to reunite with the person who broke our trust.
- We do not forgive because we are supposed to; we forgive when we are ready to be healed.
- Waiting for someone to repent before we forgive is to surrender our future to the person who wronged us.
- Forgiving is not a way to avoid pain but to heal the pain.
- Forgiving someone who breaks a trust does not mean that we give him his job back.
- Forgiving is the only way to be fair to ourselves.
- Forgivers are not doormats; to forgive a person is not a signal that we are willing to put up with what he or she does.
- Forgiving is essential; talking about it is optional.
- When we forgive, we set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner we set free is ourselves.
- When we forgive we walk in stride with our forgiving God.