Dan’s Wednesday Quote of the Week #24 – Forgiveness

If you have forgiven yourself for being imperfect and falling, you can now do it for just about everybody else. If you have not done it for yourself, I am afraid you will likely pass on your sadness, absurdity, judgment, and futility to others. 

Richard Rohr, b. 1943

Richard Rohr founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He saw a need for the integration of both action and contemplation. Click here for more information about the CAC.

A Quote on “Forgiveness”

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Forgiveness is an act of looking beyond the behavior of another.  It does not mean condoning an action or behavior; instead it provides the opportunity to release negative thoughts or feelings and find the strength to move forward.

It is important for me to forgive myself as well.  If I have acted in a manner that I regret, I forgive myself, learn from my mistake, and move forward.

By forgiving, I look ahead instead of behind.