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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the forgiveness practice I use to set myself free.
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