Entries tagged with “Forgiveness”

The Essence of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is not so much an act as an attitude. As an act, forgiveness raises the forgiver above the forgiven; it empowers the one even as it disempowers the other. I know this…

The Forgiveness Teacher’s Toughest Test

Everett Worthington taught others how to forgive. One night, he had to become his own best pupil.

The Power of Practicing Forgiveness

Establish a new beginning with a refreshed outlook that can help you in your quest to release the past and embrace forgiveness.

The Real Roots of Vengeance and Forgiveness

To become more forgiving, we first need to understand why we crave revenge.

Vengeance 101

Throughout history, we’ve had an insatiable fascination with stories of vengeance. From the earliest Greek tragedies, to the Bible, to Shakespeare, to recent movies like Atonement,…

Why Evolution Made Forgiveness Difficult

Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?

Why We Forgive

By letting go of past hurts, we can heal not only ourselves, but our families, our communities, and our world.

You May Not Put Down Your Chalk!

“You may not put down your chalk. You may not return to your desk until you have correctly solved the math problem!” bellowed Sister. Once again, I was losing the math relay for my…