Do You Know How To Forgive?

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Do you know how to forgive?

Recently a young psychologist recommended a book; Forgive for Good by Fred Luskin to me.  I remembered thinking at the time, “What could this young person have to teach me?” Well, I purchased the book and I’m so glad I did. It is now my favorite tool to help myself and recommend to others who need to learn to forgive.

Forgiveness is complicated, so don’t think it just comes naturally. Quite the opposite is true. Many times, we think we’ve forgiven when we haven’t. The pain is pushed down and buried deeper. Fred has a simple way for you to know IF you’ve really forgiven. Try it.

Fred is now one of my favorite experts. He’s funny, relaxed and quite educational, and so I just had to share. Here he is presenting The Art and Science of Forgiveness workshop. This presentation was for the 129th Summer National Convention of the Theosophical Society in America. He explores what psychology can tell us about the soul and in what way, if any, it can help us on the spiritual path.

Forgiveness takes practice, says Fred Luskin, but it’s a skill almost anyone can learn. He shares his research-tested method for helping people give up their grudges.

Enjoy!

 

FORGIVEABOUT THE AUTHOR: Fred Luskin, Ph.D., is the director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects, a senior consultant in health promotion at Stanford University, and a professor at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, as well as an affiliate faculty member of the Greater Good Science Center. He is the author of Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness (HarperSanFrancisco, 2001) and Stress Free for Good: Ten Proven Life Skills for Health and Happiness (HarperSanFrancisco, 2005), with Kenneth Pelletier, Ph.D.
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