Forgiveness & Acceptance
Forgiveness does not mean reconciliation; it is the release of resentment or anger. Acceptance is not resignation, but rather, being present to this moment.
"... Forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim.
It’s a gift you give yourself."
--- T.D. Jakes
Sometimes it's difficult to accept what we don't want to be true
While the emotional pain is inevitable, our interpretation of and how we react to the pain (suffering) is optional.
Healing is Possible at Every Moment
Thich Nhat Hanh - Plum Village Video
Once can appreciate how he mindfully, peacefully, and thoughtfully enters and leads this discussion (Dharma talk).
The Nature of Forgiveness
A Personal Story Told by Eckhart Tolle
What is forgiveness? Eckhart Tolle shares a personal story of how he forgave his father.
No Mud, No Lotus
Learning that life's 'mud' is what offers nutrients for our souls to strengthen and hearts to grow.
Eight Keys to Forgiveness
Forgiveness can be incredibly difficult. Here is where to start.
Help for Adult Victims of Child Abuse
"Forgiveness and grief are processes and not events."
How Can I Forgive You?
The Courage To Forgive, the Freedom Not To
Includes a variety of clinical examples, including a deliberate act of sexual abuse.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Veterans Health Administration YouTube Playlist
Short but content-rich videos on ACT, which encourages people to embrace thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them.
The Forgiveness Project
Personal stories from victims and perpetrators of crime & trauma
The Forgiveness Project shares stories of forgiveness in order to build hope, empathy and understanding.