Forgiveness is one of the blessings of life. It can lift the fog of suffering and pain with a sudden shift of understanding or slowly uncover a need to let go. In our book, A New Map for Relationships, in the section “Developing Compassion,” I said that, “Once I have compassion for someone who I think has hurt me, forgiveness is automatic. In fact, compassion goes beyond forgiveness. It’s a higher level of making peace with that person, at least within myself. Making my own, internal peace with him frees me from holding a grudge and being a prisoner of my painful memories.” Let’s look a little more deeply into why that is. Continue reading “Forgiveness”

How to Find Unconditional Love

Unconditional love might seem to be an unachievable goal, something out of the realm of possibility. However we can come close if we believe in the possibility and work like crazy to make it happen. Continue reading “How to Find Unconditional Love”