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I Believe In The Power Of Forgiveness

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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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    We must develop and maintain the capacity to

    forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
    gnehs28 gnehs28 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    bluegilledgirl bluegilledgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    Forgiveness is a weird concept.

    People attempt to manipulate others by playing the "forgiveness" card. Especially if they think you are a Christian. The typical approach is, "I m sorry for what I did to you. But, since you are a good Christian you are a good Christian you have to "forgive and forget...
    fr33bird fr33bird 51-55, M Apr 1

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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 53 Responses Nov 18, 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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    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 51-55, F 8 Responses May 2, 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, 2014

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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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    People when they are told time later

    that they erred to you personally and not if an act or motive, their pressured apology to the self makes the guilt and shame and depression feel much better and you feel liberated and together and at peace, at least for some time. It's a continuous thing to maintain relations...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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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 Jan 6, 2014

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    I truly do believe this,

    that forgiving someone frees you from whatever power they or their actions have over you. Past hurts need to be let go. So that you can move on and flourish. Its something I have always stressed with my friends, emphasizing how empowering it can be. But be darned if in all my...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 11 Responses Feb 17

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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...
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F Jun 24, 2014

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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 51-55, F 7 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I've forgiven every body in my life, we all lie I do some time, but I will forgive you if you deserve it, for me friendship is the most important thing in life, so I think people...
    omgfood omgfood 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have never been one to forgive. Actually I hold a grudge like no other. I could stayed for years and years and never think twice about it. A few years ago I suffered if you will...
    Fullofsunshine Fullofsunshine 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Although we suffer and endure many trials and tribulations in our lives, we can't stop pushing forward no matter how much the burden weighs.. because the weight only makes you...
    Tripp93 Tripp93 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I believe in the power of words. Physical arguments will solve nothing, yet fight for what you believe using words, and you can change minds. The chance for a change comes from the...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    What I Believe And Learned About Forgiveness At first the theory, the thoughts, the things I believe. Then one real example from life. --- I believe that there is no...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I do. But people tend to think that forgiveness=reconciliation. It does not. To me, forgiveness means to let go of the hurt and anger, to free yourself. I forgive some people...
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    Each and everyday we are faced with a choice, whether to carry on or to let go and each and everyday some people lose the strength to keep going, everyday somebody gives up because...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    The Watchful Eagle 8 February 2015 © Sermon I don’t know how many of you are hikers, but I can tell you from experience that it can be exhausting. So many times, when I...
    BSAeagle60 BSAeagle60 18-21, M Mar 31

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    Weak & powerless I want to let the whole world know that the reason or the cause for all my sufferings and ordeals in life were caused by my own family who do not sound like my...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    There are two things in the universe: energy; and, information, which is the conformation of energy. This conformation, differentiation, of energy is in closed circuitry, that...
    mpereira1112 mpereira1112 66-70, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I have studied this for a while and would like to point out a few "FACTS" rather than hype. If you want to comment, read them! If you still doubt, check for yourselves. Don't...
    anonymuspersona anonymuspersona 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I liked this article I ran across today so I thought I'd share it. And above is a photo from one of my recent #13's. :) "1. All truth is a paradox. Life is a precious unfathomably...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 19 Responses 4 days ago

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    Nearly everyone has been hurt by the actions or words of another. These wounds can leave you with lasting feelings of anger, bitterness or even vengeance. But if you don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 21

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    If I want God's forgiveness- I have to forgive. Therefore, Lord- please help me to forgive the people who I feel have wronged me as I know that I have wronged you Lord. Please help...
    cadenceblue cadenceblue 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    John 8:6-8 (NIV)"But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you...
    poisedjaber poisedjaber 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    "Where there is kindness, there is goodness. And where there is goodness, there is magic." This quote came from the inspirational new film, Cinderella. This movie reminded me...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I am a true believer in education regardless of age or gender. I have a masters degree, in education, and teach American history at the college level. I have 3 teenagers and am...
    joan1976 joan1976 36-40, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I absolutely believe that family is so important. My parents, all of my 5 siblings, and my 3 kids are all very important to me. I have a great bonding relationship with each and...
    joan1976 joan1976 36-40, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Good morning Ep! how are you all? Today I'd like to talk about and share a little about a subject most people rarely if at all reflect on, I was flipping through one of my many...
    ChasingSuperman ChasingSuperman 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    LEARNING TELEKINESIS ELECTROKINESIS, & WEAPON Manipulation. Greetings to all and warm weabilitys Here ill dicuss my process on Developing Telekinetic abilies.. Believe it or not...
    icey1 icey1 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I completely believe in the power of prayer. I just wish the answers wouldn't take so long sometimes. My impatience for answers tends to get the best of me and I find myself...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    I learned about the obedience to authority that is expected from us, the hard way this week. A professor offended me so much with what he said, and showed me no respect whatsoever...
    Lila234577 Lila234577 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yes, I lived by this natural law my whole life and then found the proof in a book a year ago. I was searching about the soul and subconscious mind power (and other interesting...
    Questx Questx 41-45, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Hi I'm 21 years old. I first asked Jesus into my heart and asked for forgiveness when I was 5 years old, iv repeated this numerous times during my life usually after a challenging...
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