It is one of the most difficult things to learn and apply.

It requires us to let go, stop being that ‘dog with a bone’.

It requires us to see things from another person’s perspective, to take a walk in their shoes, to see their lives.

It requires us to accept that we all act with good intention, so very, very few set out differently and if they do, there is a reason why.

It requires us to move on from the failed pursuit of being right.

It requires us to be empathetic and compassionate.

However, before we can forgive others, we must be compassionate with ourselves and forgive ourselves too.

Forgiveness allows us to feel worthy and to realise others are too.

It enables us to become, as Brene Brown would say, a wholehearted person.

Vengeance will never create anything good for anyone.

Originally posted on philipdodson.wordpress.com