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What forgiveness is. What forgiveness isn't.

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Maybe this list of what forgiveness is not, may be helpful:
·                    Forgiveness is not condoning unkindness
·                    Forgiveness is not forgetting that something painful happened.
·                    Forgiveness is not excusing poor behavior
·                    Forgiveness does not have to be an otherworldly
                          or religious experience
·                    Forgiveness is not denying or minimizing your hurt
·                    Forgiveness does not mean reconciling with the offender
·                    Forgiveness does not mean you give up having feelings.

What is forgiveness?
·                    It is a state of freedom
·                    It is relieving yourself of the burden of the past
·                    It is embracing the prospect of being a whole person again
·                    It is giving the person you forgive (even yourself) the freedom to
                      
live in peace and the chance to also be a whole person again.

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