Forgiveness is not a condoning of atrocious, heartless behavior.
At its essence, forgiveness isn't even about the offender or the offense.
It's about you: the betrayed, the wounded, the one with with courage to forgive.
Resentment can be detrimental to the mind + body.
Holding on to what happened can drain our vitality.
Forgiveness is pure liberation.
It's choosing to release personal identification with the pain of what happened.
It's embodying the courage to come to the present moment just as it is, deeply accepting that life will never be the same as it was prior to the offense, and awakening to the realization that your resiliency will be what leads you forward.
Through forgiveness, we call back our power, which feels as though it was stripped from our very being, realizing that it never truly belonged to the offender or the traumatic event.
This power is all your own. Reclaim it now.