My last post about forgiveness brought a wonderful blogging friend into my life, Lisa at Karma Per Diem, read it here. I am doing an update because I still believe forgiveness is an important part of healing from bullying or any injury from others. Today I found a wonderful detailed explanation of forgiveness from several religious views at New World Encyclopedia which you can click on below:
Forgiveness – New World Encyclopedia
I found a video about forgiveness too; however, I could not verify the copyright status. Therefore you will need to click on the link below to view it:
YouTube – Forgiveness and the Freedom of Letting go.
I welcome your views on the topic. Have you found healing through forgiving someone?
You know how people believe that when something enters your mind multiple times there must be a reason. Well the first thing I thought of when I read Word Press’ prompt for today was an “Aha!” moment I had back in October about forgiveness. I blogged about it then, so I am including the link to this post below.
To Err Is Human_To Forgive Divine. | dswalkerauthor
Yesterday, I participated in a blog hop that also resulted in my once again examining my beliefs about forgiveness when I found a blog where someone was questioning how she could forgive. Here is the link:
A (little) Rant Re: Forgiveness « Karma Per Diem
Last night Oprah’s guests were two families who were directly impacted by anger from extremely harmful events in their lives. I thought how sad that they were not able to forgive before more people were wounded.
I want to be clear about my beliefs on forgiveness and why I have them. I must admit that I am still human, so I’m still prone to initially react with anger although I try not to do so. I do get over things easier than I did in the past, but for me it is still a process. Here is another link to one of my former posts which explains how my beliefs came about:
Lessons of Forgiveness | dswalkerauthor
Look at all three of these posts and let me know what you think. Do you believe in forgiveness? Let me know why or why not?
Addendum: Being Proactive vs Reactive: The Power of Forgiveness – A Bloggable Life has been removed as Sandie no longer has this blog.
From 1963 Speech of Martin Luther King, Jr.
I started writing Delightfully Different to teach tolerance of differences, yet at the time I was angry not forgiving. A group of mean girls wounded someone whom I love dearly. The books for middle school girls were about being mean to be popular, and the other mothers were reading Queen Bees and Wannabes. I learned some even were okay with their daughter acting like the queen bee. I don’t believe that was what the author of the book intended still that is what happened.
I decided that I had to change this somehow. I started by educating the school as to how things affected my loved one and how they could help. They did help, but I also realized the root of the problem was not the school. The root of the problem was lack of understanding of differences, and that meanness is not okay. I decided I had to do something which is how the book was born.
A good friend saw how angry I was and suggested that I try writing from a place of love not anger, and she was totally right to suggest this. She also advised me that even if I never sold the book that writing would be therapeutic, and again she was right. Still I refused to stop there, as from day one I kept telling people about my idea, and that I was going to write a book to teach tolerance in our schools.
Another friend told me that if I was serious, that I needed to get the book on Oprah, because some schools chose their required reading books from Oprah’s book club. I did my research and learned that at least some of the books used are on Oprah’s list; therefore, my ultimate goal for this book is to somehow get it be to be one of the books in Oprah’s book club. I know the kids who need to read it most will then read it, hence I e-mailed Oprah yesterday through her magazine web site. Now we wait and I ask all of you to pray that she somehow sees the e-mail and agrees to help.
D. S. Walker