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15 Empowering Quotes on Forgiveness

 

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One of the most important lessons I’ve learnt through stillness is to forgive and let go. It may be one of the toughest things to do but without forgiveness, we will end up holding on to unwanted baggage that may be blocking us from being the light and love that we are.

But how does one learn to forgive when the pain was so strong? One of the steps I took towards forgiveness was to find guidance from those who have been able to embrace it during troubled times. Their messages helped me realize that resentment and anger towards others leaves me to be the one who ends up suffering. Through years of teaching I also see that the deep wound of resentment is the barrier many carry to their liberation from pain. So I thought I’d put together some beautiful quotes from Gandhi, Marianne Williamson and Nelson Mandela, to inspire you to embrace forgiveness:

1.”The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

2.”Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” – Paul Boose

3. “Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.” – Louis B. Smedes

4. “The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”
― Marianne Williamson

5. “True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment.”
– David Ridge

6. “Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself” – Tony Robbins

7. “Courageous people do not fear forgiving for the sake of peace” – Nelson Mandela

8. “Bring into your mind anyone against whom you have a grievance and let it go. Send that person your forgiveness.” – Deepak Chopra

9. “Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.” – Cherie Carter-Scott

10. “True forgiveness is when you can say ‘Thank you for that experience’.” – Oprah Winfrey

11. “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” – Mark Twain

12. “Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.” – William Arthur Ward

13. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha

14. “We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.” – Frederick William Robertson

15. “Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde

Forgiveness isn’t easy. These quotes will help you move closer to that point of total forgiveness and hence freedom. If you’d like some more assistance then my recent book Path To Peace is for you. Path to Peace will help you realize how to live a blissfully effortless life, flowing through the constant change each day. Forgiveness requires change, and change is like being in a maze and needing a road map to find your way through it. Path To Peace is your road map. Check it out here.

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