082 | Bonus Episode: The Profound Freedom Found in a Self-Forgiveness Practice


Confession.  Atonement.  A fearless and searching self-inventory (AA).  Religion, 12 Step Programs, and self-help are full of exercises helping us take stock and finding forgiveness with the help of others or a higher power. 

What I find often lacking is one more step.  Self-Forgiveness.  The act of letting ourselves off the hook once another person or G-d does. 



“The ego uses these things that we haven’t forgiven ourselves for to keep us separate from others, and from the joy of connection with G-d.” –Mark J. Silverman 

Today on Mastering Midlife: 

  • We come clean.  We make amends.  Everyone else forgives us, why is it so hard to forgive ourselves. 

  • Allowing the unconscious weights, judgements and heaviness to come to the light and let them go. 

  • Nothing I have practiced has given me more freedom. 

  • The ego needs judgment to exist.   

  • Send me an email at mark@markjsilverman.com and I will send you the forgiveness practice I use to set myself free. 

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