In the Freedom Through Forgiveness class I teach, I let people know forgiveness does not mean you live without boundaries. Boundaries can help us find the space to consider forgiveness.
When I look at my struggles to forgive myself, I come face to face with SHAME. https://mailchi.mp/e7ff2d579026/forgiveness-factor-06_22_2020
What will be the legacy of this generation? What will we leave behind that will make things better, or worse, for the next generation? Maybe the better question is what will MY legacy be? What will I leave in my wake?
Forgiveness Factor: What Do I Know?
Sometimes when I am at as loss to express what I am feeling, or when my feelings and reality feel overwhelming, or when I am not sure how to respond; I am reminded of the quote attributed to Mark Twain, "Write what you know."
When overwhelmed, sometimes the best choice I can make is to listen. What can I say when a mother loses a son? What can I say when anger takes over a life? What can I say in the face of hopelessness? I have very few words for times like these. But I can listen. I can listen to those feeling hopeless and I can listen to people smarter than myself.