Forgiveness (Excerpt from “Rebound: From Pain to Passion – Leadership Lessons Learned”)

I had to learn to forgive others. They were “renting space” in my head and my soul. Selfishly, forgiveness is the best thing one can do because it is freeing. If Jesus could forgive the men who crucified him, I could forgive people that I felt may have wronged me.

In addition, I needed to forgive myself! Forgiving yourself is very difficult. I always strived to be perfect! As a result, when I make a mistake, I am extremely hard on myself. I replay events over and over in my mind, wondering what I could have done differently. Plus, there were so many triggers that would get my mind racing down a destructive path. I couldn’t run from these triggers. So I needed to, I HAD to, forgive myself in order to find peace.

Finally, I got down on my knees and prayed. I wanted to open my heart to forgive those who I felt may have wronged me. In addition, I prayed for forgiveness for myself. I finally felt a peace come over me. A peace that I hadn’t experienced in a long time.

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