"Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions." ~ Gerald Jampolsky
Brilliant. Forgiveness as correction of misperceptions. If I believe you have harmed me, I am misperceiving. If you believe that I have harmed you, only the Loving Self within you can help you see that is not True. No amount of spoken apologies on my part will have any real effect until you change your mind about being hurt. I cannot be hurt, you cannot be hurt. We have resigned our once treasured membership in the Victim Club (and, if I expect a refund, I still have no idea what forgiveness is).
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again