5 Forgiveness Quotes To Help You Set Yourself Free, Let Go, and Heal
I hope these forgiveness quotes help you think about how you approach the processes of forgiving and healing.
Simply touching a difficult memory with some slight willingness to heal begins to soften the holding and tension around it. ―Stephen Levine
Forgiveness is about releasing, allowing, and letting go. If we can deliberately loosen our grip on a difficult memory, we can release some of the tension wrapped within and around it.
When it comes to trauma, this is easier said than done―but if we even have the slightest willingness to let go, we can progress that much closer towards forgiveness and healing.
Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. ―Lewis B. Smedes
We can’t change what has already happened. We have wounds, but we don’t always have to let ourselves sink into the darkness of despair. With careful attention and effort, we have the capability to shift how we think and react.
We get to write our own stories. We have been through dark times, but we can choose to infuse possibility and positivity into our stories. We can use our experiences as an opportunity to share, connect, and grow. Through our words, we have the power to forgive, heal, and help each other through these processes.
Don’t wait to forgive until you feel like forgiving; you will never get there. Feelings take time to heal after the choice to forgive is made. ―Neil Anderson
The hardest step to forgiving someone is figuring out how. After all, if forgiveness was easy and painless, we would have done it already, right?
Forgiveness means letting go of the repetitive, self-harming, negative emotional ties that a memory can have over you.
Taking the first step towards forgiveness can be difficult, but continuing to hold grudges and think negative thoughts ultimately delays our ability to heal ourselves. The sooner we can acknowledge this, the sooner we can change the direction we’re going.
Forgiveness is always available to you, and it is a choice that you can make on your own. In time, you heal through the forgiveness and it gets easier.
People hurt each other. It happens to everyone. Intentionally, unintentionally, regretfully or not. It’s a part of what we do as people. The beauty is that we have the ability to heal and forgive. ―Adi Alsaid
We all have the ability to heal and forgive. Forgiveness is about taking a step back, breathing, and acknowledging that we are all human. Inevitably, people will hurt each other in one way or another. It’s important that we learn to work with and through forgiveness.
Forgiveness is simply about understanding that every one of us is both inherently good and inherently flawed. Within every hopeless situation and every seemingly hopeless person lies the possibility of transformation. ―Desmond Tutu
Forgiveness means letting go of the thoughts and patterns that continuously prolong and delay our health and healing. You’re allowed to allow yourself to let go and heal.
If we can look at these experiences with even a slightly positive outlook, we can find opportunities where we did not see them before. There is possibility for so much transformation in these processes.
We’re all in this together. Let’s choose the path of forgiveness and healing.