Forgiveness sees wisely.
It willingly acknowledges what is unjust,
harmful, and wrong. It bravely recognizes
sufferings of the past, and understands the
conditions that brought them about.
Forgiveness honors the heart's greatest dignity.
Whenever we are lost, it brings us back
to the ground of love.
Without forgiveness our lives are chained,
forced to carry the sufferings of the past
and repeat them with no release.
- Jack Kornfield