I was inspired by Ann’s post over at The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally. Her theme for today was forgiveness.
Its such a lovely reminder for us all. Finding a way to forgive can be healing and freeing.
This is a three part meditation on forgiveness that I learned during my teacher training at Kripalu. All three parts should be read.
May it touch your heart, bring some healing and peace of mind.
- Part 1 Extending Forgiveness to Yourself:
I allow myself to be imperfect.
I allow myself to make mistakes.
I allow myself to be a learner, still learning life’s lessons.
I forgive myself.
If I cannot forgive myself now, may I forgive myself sometime in the future.
- Part 2 Asking forgiveness from others for the harm that you’ve done to them:
Please allow me to be imperfect.
Please allow me to make mistakes.
Please allow me to be a learner, still learning life’s lessons.
Please forgive me.
If you cannot forgive me now, please try to forgive me sometime in the future.
- Part 3 Extending forgiveness for those who have harmed you:
Just as I allow myself to be imperfect, so I allow you to be imperfect.
I allow you also to make mistakes.
I allow you to be a learner, still learning life’s lessons.
I forgive you.
If I cannot forgive you now, may I forgive you sometime in the future.
As you come to the end of this loving forgiveness meditation, take a few moments and allow the words to absorb into your consciousness.
What do you notice in your body, mind and sense of being?
What is your relationship with whatever is coming up?
Can you be with it?
… and breathe.
Allow it to be.