“Today I am willing for healing to take place in ruptured relationships. I have been doing the best that I can. My acknowledgment that I may have hurt someone else in no way disparages me. I have also been hurt, and I extend the same understanding to myself that I do to others. We have all been doing the best that we can. My willingness to make amends speaks to my spiritual growth and desire for honesty. Making amends to others sets things straight with myself. My self-respect is growing to the extent that I am no longer comfortable with unfinished business. I will finish up my side for my own self and allow the rest to be where it is. It is for myself that I make amends; I do not need to control the result.”
— From “Daily Affirmations For Forgiving & Moving On”
by Tian Dayton, Ph.D.
This quote is from one of my favorite daily affirmation books. The subtitle of the book is “Powerful Inspiration for Personal Change,” and that it is. If you struggle at all with forgiving someone or with their inability to forgive you, I promise you will find this gem of a book very helpful. Personally, I love the concept of daily affirmations on a particular topic, especially one as important to our growth as forgiveness. The way I see it, forgiveness is almost an art, something that can only be learned gradually. Every day you practice and get a little better at it, seeking the ultimate goal… to create something beautiful that reflects what lives inside you.
In case you are interested: ISBN 1-55874-215-8