EMPATHY AND UNDERSTANDING ARE MY KEYS TO FORGIVENESS.
“I feel more empathy for those who have hurt me when I remember times I may have caused hurt myself, the regret I carried, and the relief I felt when I was forgiven. These memories trigger my compassion and make it easier for me to extend forgiveness now.
I begin my healing journey by moving my awareness from the thoughts in my head to the love in my heart. I send a wave of understanding and forgiveness gently throughout my body, knowing that just as I am doing the best I can in every moment, everyone else is too.
I accept that I can’t change what others say and do. I focus instead on being patient and gentle. As it becomes easier for me to choose forgiveness, I help make the world a more loving, compassionate place.”
From Unity Daily Word
Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.—Matthew 5:7