What would you say to someone who is too stubborn to feel compassion toward the one who hurt him/her?
We would say this, “Your feeling compassion may take time. So, your feeling today that you do not want or need compassion is not necessarily your final word on the matter. If you refuse to examine at all the possibility of developing compassion, even over time, then you have to be careful that your own anger does not end up hurting you.”
For additional information, see The Four Phases of Forgiveness.
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