I found myself reflecting on everything Michael McCullough said in the context of what is for many people the most difficult act of forgiveness: self-forgiveness. We all have regrets about things we've done or haven't done and the challenge is that we judge ourselves from where and who we are now, not recognizing and honoring who we were then. The concepts of safety, forgiving those we are in relationship with, and finding ways to foster compassionate understanding can all be applied to ourselves. And I think that being willing to offer ourselves those gifts makes it possible to in turn offer the same to those who hurt us. Traveling the inner landscape of forgiveness makes it easier to separate a hurtful act from the actor and to acknowledge within ourselves that we've acted similarly, or the potential to do so in different circumstances.
Thank you for yet another inspiring, thought-provoking show.
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