Forgiveness is one of the main elements of all the great spiritual traditions, but many people still find it a difficult practice. D. Patrick Miller, a widely published writer on contemporary spirituality and the exploration of consciousness, writes cogently here about "a radical way of life that openly contradicts the most common and popular beliefs of this troubled world." He discusses forgiving others, forgiving yourself, and where forgiveness leads.
For the author, forgiveness is a way of letting go of the past, of settling accounts, of doing good, and of moving into the future with hope. Miller sees this spiritual practice as the first step on the path to wholeness where anger, resentment, and guilt are not center stage. "Forgiveness is not mere sympathy, nor condescension, nor forced generosity," he notes. "It is the ultimate declaration of equality, founded on the recognition that all crimes are the same crime, every failing the human failing, and every insult a cry for help." Forgiveness can re-orchestrate our lives if we only let the music begin.
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