Saturday, August 1, 2009

Forgive Others For Inner Peace

Forgiving others is a good way to let go of anger and resentment. It is a gift you give yourself. It does not cost anything. It is simply a release. Forgiving others is a process that may take time and prayer. It is a recognition that we are all human, and we all make mistakes, and since God forgave me, I can also forgive others. Here are some good quotes on forgiveness:

"We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies."

"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you."—Unknown

"Resentment is like a glass of poison that a man drinks; then he sits down and waits for his enemy to die."—Unknown

"Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time—just like it does for you and me." --Sara Paddison

"Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence." -Sholem Asch

"You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well." --Lewis B. Smedes

"Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me." --Anonymous

"Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury." --E. H. Chapin

"A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers." --Robert Quillen

"Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past, by old grievances that do not permit life to proceed with new business. Not to forgive is to yield oneself to another's control... to be locked into a sequence of act and response, of outrage and revenge, tit for tat, escalating always. The present is endlessly overwhelmed and devoured by the past. Forgiveness frees the forgiver. It extracts the forgiver from someone else's nightmare." - Lance Morrow

"Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness." --H. Jackson Brown

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