Laura OConnor Fahey - Minister, Best Selling Author, Radio Host, Motivational Speaker
About Forgiveness


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Sunday, April 6, 2008

How can I find it in myself to forgive someone I hate?
I would advise you to look for something "likeable" or honorable about this person and build on that.  We are more the same than we are different.  Often when we dislike someone a great deal, it is because they are reflecting something back to us that we do not like about ourselves.  If we can take some time to reflect on what it is that really bothers us about the other person, then we can also gain insight into ourselves.  I feel strongly that we must transform the energy of "hate."  There is enough hate in the world, and it is time to turn the tide of hatred and transform that emotion.  There are many things in life that we find disagreeable, but it is not necessary to become so intangled in them that we develop hatred.
1:40 pm edt 

Thursday, April 3, 2008

How can I forgive? It seems impossible to forgive and release the pain.

The only way to forgive is moment to moment, this is also true when we are releasing pain.  Pain will surface and often at the most unusual moments, events will trigger our memories and we will find ourselves experiencing painful situations from our past in the grocery store line!  We must be prepared that our minds will continue to bring up that which is unresolved.  The only way to forgive and release is moment by moment.  Breathe.  Release.  Forgive.  Remove the obstacles to your happiness through this profound practice.

8:52 am edt 

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