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 forgiver, the betrayed, the wounded.
Anger & resentment are toxic to the body. Holding on to what happened drains our vitality.
Forgiveness is pure liberation. It's choosing to release identification with 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.