How different would our world be if we forgave each other? If we forgave ourselves? In truth, we discover grace in forgiveness. We unburden the baggage we carry with us when we are forgiven, and when we forgive. But, to forgive others we must first forgive ourselves. If you cannot offer yourself compassion and forgiveness, you will never be able to offer the same to others. Today, set your intentions to show yourself compassion and to finally forgive yourself for all your perceived transgressions and mistakes. This requires that you face your transgressions and tend to that wound so that you can begin to heal. Do this with an open heart and allow self-love to flow so forgiveness may transform your pain into peace. Forgiveness is the alchemy that transforms shame into self-love. Today, forgive yourself and let the waves of that forgiveness ripple out so that one day, maybe, the compassion and forgiveness you offer yourself can create more peace and tranquility in a world that is in desperate need for transformation. Forgive yourself and set yourself free.
Just for today, I am willing to forgive. I forgive myself for not being perfect. I am living the best way I know how. I forgive everyone who has every hurt me and I release them with love. They are now free and I am now free to move forward with love in my heart. As I forgive myself, it is easier to forgive others. I forgive myself and set myself free. And so it is.