Each cycle begins with a short snippet about the featured benefit of that cycle. This is the snippet for Cycle 13: Forgiveness.
Forgiveness is not a simple act, nor generally an easy one. Marina Cantacuzino, founder of The Forgiveness Project, says,
"All too often we sanitize and simplify forgiveness, when in fact it’s an arduous, exhausting task — messy, risky and unpredictable.”For some people, forgiveness is an interpersonal act and requires remorse and a request for forgiveness. For others it’s part of a personal, spiritual journey. Author Tony Wilkinson states,
"This process (of forgiveness) is part of your inner life, your inner journey and doesn’t depend on them (perpetrators), which is why insisting on remorse before forgiveness puts the power in the wrong hands."This journal addresses the inner journey of forgiveness and does not take the hard work of forgiving lightly.
Special thanks to the following for their beautiful thoughts on forgiveness:
- Relationship coach Larry James at CelebrateLove.com
- Fred Luskin, Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects. More about his work here.
- Robert Enright, a licensed psychologist and professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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