Why Finding Forgiveness is Vital
In life, we all encounter many obstacles and barriers – no one is immune. These challenges can either stop you in your tracks or they can become building blocks to propel you to new heights. We’ve designed a series of PEP Talks to help overcome some of the different themes that run in the background and are controlling your every step. Now you can access these simple step-by-step strategies which when implemented have profound results to give a new direction, clarity and momentum required so you can go the distance.
We approach every PEP Talk like a new adventure. First, we’re going to Navigate and then Recalibrate. Navigation tells us where we are at present. It shows us our course and requires science and skill, as well as planning and prioritization to get from A to B most efficiently and effectively. Some people are thrown off course by a shocking event. For others, it’s a slow drift. Either way, Recalibration helps us get back on course – ALIGN’D is that compass.
Forgiveness is a choice that chooses faith over fear, freedom over persecution, peace over resentment (or even hatred). We aren’t hardwired to forgive but research shows that it’s essential for our healing in these situations. It’s often a difficult decision but the alternative is a lifelong, emotional prison sentence. Resolving resentment creates a sense of peace and gives us relief from being held hostage by the hurtful offense.
Unforgiveness enslaves us in a state of torment, bitterness and suffering. It wants vengeance and retribution – it’s the real enemy. When we ruminate it perpetuates a damaging and self-destructive cycle. On the other hand, Forgiveness takes a great deal of courage and compassion, especially when dealing with the injustice of tragic and traumatic events. The good news is that we can learn to forgive fully and completely – and that’s the next step.
We’ll walk you through step by step. You can listen to the Audio, or if you prefer reading, jump right into the lessons starting with the Navigate section but both are available to you at your leisure.