The Pursuit of Forgiveness: Book

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Why is it so hard to let go, move on, and be happy? How and where do you even start to be able to forgive?

Pragmatic forgiveness is as essential, basic, dynamic, and profound as eating. There is the concept of forgiveness, and then there is the actual application of it. This book offers the opportunity to truly understand forgiveness and actually implement it for oneself. It provides a nonreligious approach to utilizing forgiveness—intended to capture all human beings, no matter what “compartment” they’ve placed themselves in: religious, spiritual, agnostic, atheist, nothing, or “I don’t know.” This book encourages people to get past what they “think” they know as true and into what they “feel” they know is true, for themselves—regardless of any other expectations or limitations.

This book offers an opportunity to take a closer look and see the illusions of your life that seem like reality. Here is your guide to understanding forgiveness, knowing how and when to implement it, and creating your life.

Remember that forgiveness is for YOU not the other person. If you still feel you need a little help to get in a place where you are ready to forgive, try repeating “The Forgiveness Mantra” on a daily basis. This “mantra” is found in my book.

“Just for today, may I treat myself with kindness, in thought and word, and pardon myself when I realize I may have slipped. Just for today, may I show kindness to another, even if it is not reciprocated. Just for today, may I let go of anger and resentment for myself and others. Just for today, may I let go of sadness and hurt and instead seek happiness and joy.

Just for today, may I acknowledge a triumph or success within myself as well as another. Just for today, may I recognize a lesson that another helped me understand and learn. Just for today, may I recognize a lesson that I allowed myself to understand and learn.”