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Forgive Again

This beautiful and heart-felt devotional passage from Rumi reminds me of my forgiveness practice: "Come, come, whoever you are wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving, it doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come."
So often, I am asked how we are to forgive what is seemingly unforgivable. I can only relate what works for me in trust that it might guide you into a space of greater peace and wider acceptance as well. I begin with the understanding that all forgiveness arises from the same place; that is, we all want to heal. From this vantage point, I acknowledge that it can be just as challenging to come to terms with the betrayal of a trust or a careless misunderstanding as it is to forgive cruelty and abuse of women and children.
Next, I suggest that we forgive and forgive again.
Still, the ultimate meeting with the most remarkable truth is the recognition that we only need ever forgive…