What is the best way to become motivated to forgive? I need a little help in even starting because of all the hurt inside.
Because forgiveness is a moral virtue, it is an expression of goodness toward other people (as is justice, kindness, and generosity). Yet, one’s initial motivation can be one’s own inner emotional healing. As long as you do not confuse what forgiveness **is** with this motivation, you should be fine. As you continue with the forgiveness process, you will begin, even if slowly, to see the humanity in the one who hurt you.