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VWP027: Forgiveness and Grace

VWP027: Forgiveness and Grace

Forgiveness and GraceIf I forgive yourself or someone else, and call on my inner grace to bring about peace, it doesn't mean I condone inappropriate behavior in myself or anyone else. Some may feel that if I do indeed forgive myself or someone else who has harmed me or someone I love or when I or someone else acts in a dysfunctional or abusive way and I offer forgiveness that I am approving the abuse. Not so. Forgiveness is what frees me from the bond of feeling like a victim to that dysfunctional or abusive behavior and it strengthens me so that I more easily recognize and name it in the future. In other words, the dysfunctional or abusive behavior is much less likely to happen in the future or I will see it coming and avoid it.Forgiveness is facilitated when I find something good in any incident. Yes it hurt and I have judged it as bad and I do not want to have that experience again. So not necessarily the incident itself, but any insights or changes of awareness that it brought to