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Freedom vs. Forgiveness

“If you were to say, ‘I forgive you,’ it would mean one thing to you, but if you were to say, ‘I give you your freedom,’ it means something else, does it not? Now if you say to yourself, ‘Well, I forgive me for thus and so,’ well, sometimes it works, more times than often not. But if you say, ‘I free myself, I give myself the freedom to be without this guilt, this whatever, frustration, anger, doesn’t matter. I give myself permission to be free of that.’ Does that not change the meaning of what you are doing? Does it not lift you into a space where you truly do feel free? Now the same works if you are forgiving another person… forgiveness is the ability to see beyond appearances and to take in the truth of whatever it is you feel bound into by unforgiveness. It is the unlocking of the door. And everybody in this room needs to forgive themselves first most. And then others second most. … you all need to forgive yourselves in the sense of being free of what you perceive to be your, as a term you use, blockages.”

- Nq-on Kar, THE GIFTS OF OUR MISTAKES Audio Lesson.

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