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The Art of Forgiveness
« on: January 01, 2015, 11:26:28 AM »
To forgive may be divine, but no one ever said it was easy. When someone has deeply hurt you, it can be extremely difficult to let go of your grudge. But forgiveness is possible -- and it can be surprisingly beneficial to our physical and mental health.

"People who forgive show less depression, anger and stress and more hopefulness," says Frederic Luskin, Ph.D., author of Forgive for Good (HarperCollins, 2002). "So it can help save on the wear and tear on our organs, reduce the wearing out of the immune system and allow people to feel more vital."

So how do you start the healing?Let's try if we can follow the steps:

Calm yourself.
To defuse your anger, try a simple stress-management technique. "Take a couple of breaths and think of something that gives you pleasure: a beautiful scene in nature, someone you love," Luskin says.

Don't wait for an apology.
 "Many times the person who hurt you has no intention of apologizing," Luskin says. "They may have wanted to hurt you or they just don't see things the same way. So if you wait for people to apologize, you could be waiting an awfully long time." Keep in mind that forgiveness does not necessarily mean reconciliation with the person who upset you or condoning of his or her action.

Take the control away from your offender.
 Mentally replaying your hurt gives power to the person who caused you pain. "Instead of focusing on your wounded feelings, learn to look for the love, beauty and kindness around you," Luskin says.

Try to see things from the other person's perspective.
 If you empathize with that person, you may realize that he or she was acting out of ignorance, fear -- even love. To gain perspective, you may want to write a letter to yourself from your offender's point of view.

Recognize the benefits of forgiveness.
 Research has shown that people who forgive report more energy, better appetite and better sleep patterns.

Don't forget to forgive yourself.
 "For some people, forgiving themselves is the biggest challenge," Luskin says. "But it can rob you of your self-confidence if you don''t do it."

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Re: The Art of Forgiveness
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 11:22:22 AM »
Dear Irina Mam,

Forgiveness is a divine quality. But now the whole atmosphere changes to such a degree that to forgive someone means weakness of  character. We are not oriented to treat people with politeness. So mishaps become a common issue. Here the art of forgiveness fails to keep society in balance.

I wish all of us could understand the value of forgiveness!!

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Re: The Art of Forgiveness
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 01:00:04 PM »
Dear Shampa
Thanks for your comment :)

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Re: The Art of Forgiveness
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 09:59:40 AM »
At first I would try to forgive myself.

Thank you very much madam for sharing it.
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Re: The Art of Forgiveness
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 10:38:05 AM »
Sadia
Happy to meet you in the forum.

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 06:32:34 PM »
Thank You madam
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Re: The Art of Forgiveness
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2015, 03:54:12 PM »
Very motivating ma'am..got motivated and inspired :)

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Re: The Art of Forgiveness
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2015, 10:17:49 AM »
Sadia, forgiving oneself is one of the toughest things to do. I think it's harder than forgiving another person.
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Re: The Art of Forgiveness
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2015, 02:13:33 PM »
I don't get it Tahsina apu... suppose I killed somebody and then forgive myself. It sounds sarcastic, but how would you explain this?
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Re: The Art of Forgiveness
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2015, 02:30:40 PM »
YOU DON'T FORGIVE! You can't actually. That's the point.
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Re: The Art of Forgiveness
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2015, 04:04:10 PM »
Irina mam, its amazing to read all these. I try to see things in others perspectives but then come back to my own .I will try to forgiv myself but its tough.
Tahsina apu, I really agree with you. we cant forgive though we say or convey so. Its a show off matter.
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Re: The Art of Forgiveness
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2015, 04:33:23 PM »
Hey, don't forget me ;)
Your comments made me :)

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Re: The Art of Forgiveness
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2015, 06:17:01 PM »
How could I, You are you
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Re: The Art of Forgiveness
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2015, 08:24:53 PM »
TY, u need to watch more serial-killer movies  ;)
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Re: The Art of Forgiveness
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2015, 09:33:04 AM »
Yeah! Next time I watch one, I will imagine Rafi in the role of the serial-killer.  :P
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