Tag Archives for " Forgiveness "

Memorial Day – War and Forgiveness

When I taught about resilience in Freiburg, Germany four weeks ago, one of the participants asked about tools for dealing with the collective trauma people still carried from World War II. I shared stories about forgiveness and reconciliation rituals and gatherings that have been held throughout Europe in recent years. And led the group in […]

Forgiveness – Doesn’t Change the Past but Does Change the Future

This is a transition post, a blend of resources and quotes on forgiveness – one of the most challenging and most healing of all practices of relational intelligence – and a link to the most effective forgiveness practice I’ve ever found. Most of us experience injury, injustice, disappointment, or betrayal at some point in our […]

Breaking the Cycle of Fear and Anger

I’ve relied on the teachings of Jack Kornfield, internationally renowned meditation teacher, for years and years. And will be incorporating his practice of forgiveness below into workshops I’m offering: Sunday, January 17, 2016 Spirit Rock Meditation Center,Woodacre, CA Monday, February 22, 2016 PESI, Cherry Hill, PA Tuesday, February 23, 2016 PESI, King of Prussia, PA Wednesday-Friday, February 24-26, […]

Just One Thing: Forgive Yourself

(Rick Hanson, my esteemed colleague who wrote the forward for Bouncing Back recently posted this Just One Thing post through the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley. You can also find many, many techniques as easy to implement as this one on Rick online Foundations of Well-Being course. May this be useful to you and yours.) […]

Nine Steps to Forgiveness

Here’s one more fantastic practice from the new online resources of Greater Good in Action: Nine Steps to Forgiveness. I have written posts on forgiveness for Greater Good myself: How to Overcome Barriers to Forgiveness and How to Help a Narcissist to Forgive. The exercise below is from the work of my colleague Fred Luskin, […]

Forgiveness: the Ultimate Repair

(Adapted from The Art of Loving Kindness, Forgiveness, and Peace by Jack Kornfield.) Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude. – Martin Luther King, Jr. Most of us will experience injury, injustice, disappointment, or betrayal at some point in our lives. Staying caught in those experiences can block our resilience and […]

How to Help a Narcissist to Forgive

(This post on narcissism and forgiveness was posted last week by the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley. Click here for original post. Doing the research to write the article taught me a lot; forgiveness is not always easy. Yet I experienced a moment of being forgiven just a few days ago that taught […]

Wisdom & inspiration direct to your inbox