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The Path to Forgiveness



During our retreat in Costa Rica, we talked a lot about forgiveness.


At one point, Caroline said, "Can you sit at the table and have a coffee?"


That question stuck with me and as I sat with it later on, I landed on him.


No, I can't.


It's been three years or so now and in an instant, in that moment, it revealed the bitterness and resentment that I was still harbouring in my heart. Unknowingly.


With that realization, I burst into tears and was overwhelmed with a wave of love. I do not want to hold this. I do not want to carry this any longer.


And around this time that I sat with this newly revealed layer within myself, I also witnessed someone who was hurting and reacting from their own wounded space within. Although I was not lashing out, I was looking in a mirror to that same space within myself that was holding on to hurt.


The space that was hurting no one but me.


So I let it go. I released its grip. With love, compassion, and forgiveness for all, including myself.


I set my heart free, and, in metaphor, now I can sit at the table and have coffee.


And that's a beautiful and liberating thing.

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