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I Believe In The Power Of Forgiveness

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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 46-50, F 8 Responses May 2, 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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    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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    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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    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 54 Responses Nov 18, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses 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 Aug 24

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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 Aug 25

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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 Aug 25

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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 1 Response Aug 28

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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 2 Responses Aug 29

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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 Aug 30

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    As angry as I was. As upset as I was. I forgive you for the pain you put me through. Now you are experiencing pain of your own, and I want you to know you can battle through it. I...
    trb98 trb98 13-15, F Sep 1

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    Pray pray pray for peace in the world! (1 John 5:14), (Psalm 34:15), (Psalm 130:2), (1 Peter 3:12), (James 5:16) Crusade Prayer (164) Prayer of Peace for Nations: O Jesus bring...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 Aug 28

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    The Power of The Lord Is Unbeatable , the love he shows Is unconditional! God is GREAT & greatly To be praised !!
    briannabrib briannabrib 18-21, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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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 Aug 24

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    Wow, I just found how powerful love is. What strength we can draw from it is beyond our comprehension. How it can bring clarity to our vision and sharpness to our action. How it...
    xtaldart xtaldart 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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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 Aug 25

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    1 I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. 2 I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only...
    invisible321 invisible321 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    This is a song by Dido and it very nicely describes how I feel about love. How I am capable of falling in love deeply yet I hold myself back for my own good. "Don't Believe In...
    daeneryss daeneryss 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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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 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I Life is full of ups and downs. Even if that looks uncomfortable, it is that part of life that makes us move forward. It’s our human identify not to like challenges. Because...
    greatmotuma greatmotuma 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 6

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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 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Sometimes I hate the fact that I have learned so many stuff about other dimensions. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I know exactly what's going on or stuff like that, nobody...
    Joojo3 Joojo3 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    I was a fool in my own skin . All I cared about was myself . Everything was about me . I was hurting so much , I didn't recognize it....I didn't see it . I went on self distractive...
    MalaChica MalaChica 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    We were visiting Gettysburg, PA which is a creepy place from the moment you drive in. It just has a different vibe. All those lives lost, heartbroken families left behind, and of...
    writerchic writerchic 36-40, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Calling all prayer warriors!!! I believe in the power of prayer! I believe prayer moves the hand of God! Update: My father-in-law: He is down to his last 6 radiation...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I definitely believe in the power of prayer. Also, I definitely believe God is in control in all of the situations in our lives. That said, I I have a prayer request. We own a...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I would ask those of my friends that believe in the power of prayer to pray for a health concern that I have. A few months ago doctors discovered a lump on my lungs. They believe...
    SweetMae SweetMae 56-60, F 16 Responses Aug 25

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    God is my everything. He comes first in my life. I try to go to church every Sunday and pray everyday. I say grace before meals. And ask for forgiveness for my sins.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F Aug 17

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    DON'T TAKE THE BAIT: I am a Christian and I am not ashamed to say Jesus comes first in my life. Life has been difficult during this last year, it has been my first year of a new...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    But I'm also scared of him. I always wonder what he thinks of me, and am I doing ok by Him. I'm a good girl and I stay away from trouble. I try to follow all commandments, I love...
    DaQueenB92 DaQueenB92 22-25, F 13 Responses Aug 21

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    I have this prayer, it is filled with questions that are seemingly never answered. I pray for answers all of the time and my prayers go something like this; Why? Why have you left...