Reconciliation

We often tie forgiveness and reconciliation together. But forgiveness and reconciliation are separate processes. Forgiveness is something each of us can do on our own. Reconciliation requires the participation of another person or entity.

True reconciliation cannot happen without forgiveness. But we can forgive, yet consciously determine reconciliation is not possible…

Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts.” Proverbs 4:23, MSG

Inhale Forgiveness, Exhale Forgetting…
Inhale Reconciliation, Exhale Resentment…
Inhale Boundaries, Exhale Enabling…
Just Breathe

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Forgiveness is Freedom

Forgiveness has been at the forefront of my experience over the past few years. And I’ve gotten really clear that being able to forgive others is about me…that I can forgive without another person doing anything…that forgiveness is freedom.

As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” ~ Nelson Mandela

Inhale Forgiveness, Exhale Conditions…
Inhale Forgiveness, Exhale Resentment…
Inhale Forgiveness, Exhale Vengeance…
Just Breathe

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Freedom to Give

Have you ever received something from someone that felt like it had a string attached? It could be because the giver really didn’t want to do or give what was asked.

When we do things we don’t want to do out of a sense of obligation or even expectation of reciprocity, we sometime feel resentment. And when our expectations aren’t met and we feel some kind of way, whether we realize it or not, the recipient of our largesse feels something too…confusion.

Inhale Freedom, Exhale Expectation…
Inhale Good Will, Exhale Resentment…
Inhale Abundance, Exhale Annoyance…
Just Breathe

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