Archive for March, 2021
I have found that self-forgiveness for many people is more difficult than forgiving others because we are harder on ourselves. So, I recommend that first you forgive someone who has hurt you. We have several self-help books for this, such as The Forgiving Life. Once you know the pathway of forgiving others, then you can apply that learning to yourself. You can begin to see your own inherent (built-in) worth. You can start to bear the pain of what happened so that you are not continually condemning yourself for what you did in the past. You can begin to welcome yourself back into the human community.
You can read some specifics about self-forgiveness by clicking on the Set Yourself Free link below, which is from my blog at Psychology Today, also called The Forgiving Life:
Another source is the chapter on self-forgiveness in my book, 8 Keys to Forgiveness.
I wish you the best in this healing journey.