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  • Julie Harnisch

    "You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well." -Lewis Smedes ~ Mark Nepo writes about 'Feeling Beyond the Hurt' on page May 22 in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING. He says, "We are asked to know ourselves enough that we can stay open to the truth of others, even when their truth or the ability to live up to their truth has hurt us."

  • Mary Brown

    SO TRUE! Just recently did this, actually. I don't wish any harm to those who have hurt me .. that's just not who I am. I wish them well - that doesn't mean I will have them back in my life. I just hope they learn from their mistakes & realize what they have lost in their lives do to their actions. - MB

  • Christine Hutchens-Lagae

    I don't entirely agree with this. Forgiveness is not a feeling, but rather a choice that you make not to hold what someone did to you against them. You choose not to bring it up unnecessarily to them, other people, or yourself. So I think this is a nice quote, but it's more like, "you know your choice of forgiveness has successfully included your feelings as well as your will when you want good things to happen to someone who has done you wrong." That is a very good thing. =)

  • jrachelle

    Forgiveness - #quote #saying #wisdom #understanding #soul #happiness #foregiveness

  • Amy Huddleston

    TRUE FORGIVENESS. 10x15 Fine Art Print by InspireSomebodyLLC. There is so much truth in this saying.... When your heart truly wants those who have hurt you to be happy, you will be free to be happy yourself. I wish everyone understood this.

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