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21 Forgiving What You Can’t Forget Quotes

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This post contains some of the best forgiving what you can’t forget quotes.

Forgiving What You Can’t Forget Quotes

1. “My ability to heal cannot be conditional on them wanting my forgiveness but only on my willingness to give it.” ― Lysa TerKeurst

2. “Forgiveness releases these negative thoughts and emotions. Once free of them, you have greater control over your energy, thinking, and ability to make decisions that benefit yourself and others —decisions that arise out of positive emotions.” – Dr. Jim Dincalci

3. “Forgiveness requires that we walk in the other’s shoes, as much as we can.” – Dr. Jim Dincalci

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4. “Forgiveness researcher Dr. Ma James has found over decades of study that the people who are hurt the most are usually the people who are most determined to forgive.” – Faith G. Harper

5. “Forgiveness restores our faith, rebuilds our trust, and opens our hearts to the presence and power of love.” – Iyanla Vanzant

6. “Forgiveness supports our growth into a new way of thinking, being, and living.” – Iyanla Vanzant

7. “Forgiveness washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Dr. Jim Dincalci

8. “Forgiveness work has snowballing results. As long as you do your best at each stage, you will move through the process. Then all of a sudden, there will be a shift and you will let go of the upset.” – Dr. Jim Dincalci

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9. “Forgiveness is the most powerful action you have to change relationships and heal your own life. The forgiving mindset engages tragedies and trauma at a higher level so that you can heal.” – Dr. Jim Dincalci

10. “Forgiveness, then, is the hope for humankind, because forgiving readily brings the highest function of the mind and heart to the forefront, assisting us to let go of unreasonable expectations, fears, and attack. It enables us to undo the chronic primitive brain reactions, fear and fight, allowing the highest functioning of the brain to occur.” – Dr. Jim Dincalci

11. “Giving people the benefit of the doubt that they are reacting situationally to the world around them, just as we are, takes the edge o the hurt they cause us.” – Faith G. Harper

12. “I think of forgiveness as a “spiritual laxative”—it eliminates long-held mental and emotional toxins.” – Iyanla Vanzant

13. “I view forgiveness as a very similar process of forward movement, backward movement, relapse, and struggle.” – Faith G. Harper

14. “I’ve seen forgiveness occur with just the release of the negative toward the person, without the positive entering, especially with victims of abuse and torture. But, you know for sure if the positive has entered that your forgiveness is complete.” – Dr. Jim Dincalci

15. “If you are really paying attention and really ready to heal, the day will come when you recognize that forgiveness is the only way back to the center of your innocence.” – Iyanla Vanzant

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16. “In a painful situation, forgiving is letting go of the physical or emotional debt that you expect to see paid. When you forgive, the person or group no longer owes you what you wanted them to give, understand, or experience.” – Dr. Jim Dincalci

17. “In forgiveness work, don’t force yourself to let it all go if it does not seem natural. Take an emotional break before moving to the next stage or incident. Accepting where you are is central in the healing process.” – Dr. Jim Dincalci

18. “In forgiveness work, there is often an emotion below anger. Changes occur by contacting that emotion, perhaps fear or grief. Likewise, where anger is not an acceptable emotion, which is more often the case for women, being aware of the anger beneath the surface might be what creates movement toward resolution of the upset.” – Dr. Jim Dincalci

19. “In forgiving, people are not being asked to forget. On the contrary, it is important to remember, so that we should not let such atrocities happen again. Forgiveness does not mean condoning what has been done. It means taking what happened seriously not minimizing it; drawing out the sting in the memory that threatens our entire existence.” – Bishop Desmond Tutu

20. “In general, I have found that the most efficient tool for lowering the threshold of anger is forgiveness.” – Dr. Jim Dincalci

21. “It’s also important not to beat yourself up when you think you’re done and moving forward and you notice your anger is stirred up again.” – Faith G. Harper

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