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I Believe In The Power Of Forgiveness

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    A Peaceful Soul

    I have allways been a peace maker from a small child and still today.It breaks my heart to see some one up set for something I said, I need to allways ask them to forgive me right a way.I may not understand why, but my compassion is so strong wheather I am at fault or not I want...
    trails trails 56-60, F 2 Responses May 3, 2012

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    When you truly forgive; you free yourself from

    the bondage of bitterness. This is one of life's great lesson. Forgive yourself for your mistakes. Forgive the person who did you wrong. Forgive but do not forget so that you don't do it again.
    Toliveandlearn Toliveandlearn 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    Let Yourself Be Forgiven And Change , Then You Will Not Want To Judge Others..

    I FOUND THIS ONLINE AND IT EXPLAINS THE MEDITATION I HAVE BEEN USING FOR SEVERAL YEARS , I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE IT ON HERE ..  :-) THE MEDITATION-OBSERVATION EXERCISE by Lawrence Wilson, MD © September 2012, The Center for Development Click here to listen to the older version...
    whoisjohngalt2 whoisjohngalt2 51-55, M Dec 1, 2012

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    Moving Mountains

    I Forgive You. I happen to believe that forgiveness is an art. While I am aware that many, many people see forgiveness as indicative of weakness, I think I can make a pretty decent argument for the complete opposite interpretation. It begins right at the moment when we first...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 8 Responses May 2, 2012

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    Modern Day Transfiguration - Must Read -

    What you are about to read is fact. There are no embellishments, no deceit, and no misinformation. My name and age are irrelevant at this point in time, but my presence must be made public. What you are about to read is a revelation on life, a testament to truth, and an...
    LifeEmotion LifeEmotion 26-30 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    Forgive And Be Forgiven - It's Our Nature

    Don't we all live through the need of forgiveness almost daily. We all do something wrong somewhere, everyday! I do! How could we move on if we don't forgive ourselves...for every little mistake? And the Lord that created us, is even more forgiving than ourselves! Don't...
    nourradiance nourradiance 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    Personal Growth

    When we hold on to resentments it festers and in turn others get hurt in the crossfire whether it's intentional or not. It closes the doors to growing as people, spiritually and emotionally. To truly forgive, one must step outside of themselves and see things as a whole and not...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 55 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    My friend and I were seeing each other

    since February. I had deep feelings for him. I think I was almost in love with him. We continued to date and I slept with him in March. He used to tell me all kinds of things like: I was beautiful. He adores me.. He made me feel wonderful. But then I noticed that he took...
    naddo630 naddo630 18-21, F Jun 24

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    To Forgive Is To Free Yourself

    I have held on to my fair share of anger....even feelings of hatred. I'll be honest and say that they have taken their toll on me. The funny thing is that we often hold on to these negative feelings in an attempt to hurt those who hurt us. The reality is that clinging to our...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    Forgiving You...

    To forgive someone, you must care about them. When we care about people and we hurt them our first instinct is to apologize. It is a test to see if you care in return. If you stick your nose in the air and walk away obviously they didn't care. If they look at you and forgive you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    God Does Too!

    Ain't that mighty! I find great comfort in knowing that I'm being forgiven.
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    Forgiving Is Difficult

    I was inspired to write this after reading a post in this group. Forgiveness really is the answer but it is no easy task for most and well I believe that is so because we start out by trying to forgive the wrong person. Ya all know what I'm talking about, we focus on forgiving...
    humblerider humblerider 56-60, M 8 Responses May 3, 2012

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    If you have sex with the one your Inlove family

    member would the one your Inlove forgive you ? .. Ever?
    Revelyn Revelyn 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    The Forgiveness Notebook

    It began with a dream, a dream so vivid I woke up near tears. I had a falling out, shall we say, with my family nine years ago, have not spoken with parents or siblings or extended family since. What happened was so shocking as to be almost unbelievable in its hurtfulness...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 7 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I believe in forgiving people because it can ease a bit of your stress. It has for me. I do not believe in forgetting the wrong they did to you because they are capable of doing it...
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    Yes I believe! But there's a but already, you can't change whatever happened but you can move on, and it never be the same as use to be.
    JEEZ19 JEEZ19 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of...
    Lostnalone22 Lostnalone22 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    There was this gal who I thought was a good friend. She was probably 10 years older than me, but I enjoyed talking with her. She ended up dating my boyfriend's brother and come to...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Yes I forgive those who have done wrong to me and have been forgiven by those I have wronged.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 17

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    Theres a lot of wrong being done in the world because people think theyre beyond saving, they could never be forgiven. But im here to tell you, we can forgive one another and it is...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Before I went through an experience that challenged me in ways I never thought possible, I would have said I couldn't forgive. But then I found out what it means to say you truly...
    hannahj26 hannahj26 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    And I will forgive everyone here for not wishing me happy birthday today lol
    WigginsEP WigginsEP 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Every one deserves a second chance , I I will always give them that chance !
    spiritualape spiritualape 36-40, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Has anyone ever heard the saying: "Forgive and forget" ? I live by that quote and it practically leads my life.
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everyone has their shining moments, and everyone has those moments where they act like a complete jackass. I encounter a lot of haters in my daily life, and sometimes I feel so...
    necxo necxo 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Sometimes being fooled by love is worth the price. At least you know you're alive and capable of feeling, even if all you end up with is chest pain.
    afoolishheart afoolishheart 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Seldom do I forgive because I do my best at staying away from any area where I would have to apologize.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Most people will not forgive others because of the mistakes they made or said to the other person but I believe in forgiveness. We must forgive others...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Aug 12

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    Three helpful quotes about the importance and the power of forgiveness: “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Aug 6

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    To me, it's a strength to be able to forgive, because there's always the risk that the person who hurt you might do it again, but you're strong enough to give them a second chance...
    ginawexler ginawexler 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I don't know why I have to pick a group before I post an experience but it's really annoying!! Anyway, an evil thought has been coming to my mind. I do not understand why people...
    Statuegirl Statuegirl 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.” ― Nelson Mandela...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Aug 6

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    "When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Aug 6

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    “Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past, by old grievances that do not permit life to proceed with new business. Not to forgive is to yield oneself to another's control...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Aug 6

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    So lately I have been working a lot on forgiveness. Forgivingthe person involved, fending off resentment, and most importantly, forgiving myself. Even though I feel like I have...
    justkeepswimming89 justkeepswimming89 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    . I Believe that Every Woman Should ; Have Self Respect , Confidence and Dignity First. Rather Than Just Throwing Yourself to A Man. That's the Most Beautiful Aspect Any Woman Can...
    itsvanii itsvanii 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    When i was little I always beleived in magic and I still do I study it alot and I see it when my family doesn't my family doesn't believe in it I'm the only one who does
    buddergirl245 buddergirl245 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    "To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness." - Robert Muller "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Aug 6

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    Forgiveness is not my strong suit.
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I feel like forgiveness is a weakness because I feel like I'm turning back again, when I'm supposed to be already long gone and moved on. I'm weak like that.
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I have seen a growing number of internet posts that are focussing upon the second coming of Jesus Christ, we are living in a time when many people of faith now believe that we are...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I want to believe in you so badly. I want something to instill my hopes in. I wish I could feel your unconditional love. I yearn for your eternal forgiveness. Life is really hard...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 3 Responses Aug 8

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    I myself believe in God, I believe I have been forgiven, not because I am one without sin, but because humbly I have asked His forgiveness. I didn't always believe in God, and...
    KJGaskins KJGaskins 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the virgin Mary, Suffered...
    LyttleKelvin LyttleKelvin 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 1

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    i believe in god as one super power ,science say that energy ..i really doubt ,btw energy concept always create doubt in so many equations when i study so it's doubtful .. i...
    rev429 rev429 18-21, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    and I will explain this a little more for people who have been asking. I believe in beauty, pleasure, love -- with all its ups and downs -- and following my desires. In a way, you...
    aphroditespriestess aphroditespriestess 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Okay, so let me start off by saying that just because most people haven't seen us before does not mean we don't exist, it's just that humans don't believe in what they don't have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 4

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    Photo of Richmond Park by E Joseph 2014Under the Influence of Love"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." ~~ 1 Corinthians 13: 13...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 20

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