Have you ever felt betrayed, hurt, or wronged?
Perhaps there have been times you've felt stuck in bitterness, discouragement, or cynicism. Maybe you've asked, "How can I forgive when I hurt as badly as I do?" or you've had moments when you thought you have forgiven, only to have anger return.
Hi, I am Lauri and I understand exactly where you are. I have been lied to, cheated on, betrayed and wrongfully accused. Each time a situation presented itself, I felt guilty about being angry. I felt because of my spiritual practice, that I should have farther down the road toward putting my feelings behind me. I used to think "Something must be really wrong with me that I am unable to forgive." I found myself rationalizing other people's behavior and feeling bad about feeling my emotions.
Have you been haunted by problems from your past?
Have you ever lectured yourself because you are not farther down the road toward forgiveness?
Have you struggled to determine whether or not your pain was legitimate?
- Imagine what life would be like if you had healthy boundaries
- See yourself finding a balance between forgiveness and healthy anger
- Picture yourself developing an authentic sense of peace
- Imagine yourself choosing and deciding to forgive