“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” — Lewis B. Smedes
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The word forgiveness is derived from words meaning to pardon, to let go, and receive completely, and today it generally refers to the deliberate act of letting go of resentment, providing a path forward with peace and understanding.
Without forgiveness, we hold ourselves prisoner in the cell of what was done, ruminating in resentment and robbing us of joy. And yet, when you are forgiving—of others and of yourself—you set yourself free to experience the joy of the present, empowered with the understanding that to err is human and to forgive is divine.
The question becomes, what are you doing to demonstrate forgiveness in your life, to set yourself free and experience joy?
Jonas Cain is an author, magician, and facilitator of fascination, helping individuals, teams, and communities experience abiding joy by mindfully transitioning through change. Questions or comments? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your challenges, goals, and obstacles. #positivity #fascination #joy
Jonas Cain, M.Ed. is a storyteller, magician, musician, and facilitator of fascination on a mission to help you experience abiding joy.