Forgive yourself for the blindness


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Self-Forgiveness is defined as a change in emotions toward the self from negative to positive. This is similar to how a lot of folks describe forgiveness of others. Forgiveness of self involves a change in how we view ourselves. Instead of feeling a lot of guilt, shame, and anger toward ourselves, we begin to replace those feelings with empathy, compassion, and love toward ourselves. Our view of self begins to shift. May these quotes inspire you to forgive yourself.

1. Forgive yourself. The supreme act of forgiveness is when you can forgive yourself for all the wounds you’ve created in your own life. Forgiveness is an act of self-love. When you forgive yourself, self-acceptance begins and self-love grows. — Miguel Ángel Ruiz Macías

2. When we give ourselves self-compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives. – Kristin Neff

3. Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it. — Maya Angelou

4. Lack of forgiveness causes almost all of our self-sabotaging behavior. – Mark Victor Hansen

5. Our sorrows and wounds are only healed when we touch them with compassion – Buddha

6. We all make mistakes, don’t we? But if you can’t forgive yourself, you’ll always be an exile in your own life. – Curtis Sittenfeld

7. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the “Beloved.” – Henri Nouwen

8. There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. – Bryant H. McGill

9. The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. – Carl Jung

10. I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than him. – C. S. Lewis

11. Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love. – Mahatma Gandhi

12. We can make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same. – Pema Chodron

13. In order to heal, we must first forgive … and sometimes the person we must forgive is ourselves. – Mila Bron
You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. – Louise L. Hay

14. Feeling compassion for ourselves in no way releases us from responsibility for our actions. Rather, it releases us from the self-hatred that prevents us from responding to our life with clarity and balance. – Tara Brach

15. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. – Jack Kornfield

16. You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of you love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha

17. Love yourself instead of abusing yourself. – Karolina Kurkova

18. Your inner critic is simply a part of you that needs more self-love. –Amy Leigh Mercree

19. You forgive yourself for every failure because you are trying to do the right thing. God knows that and you know it. Nobody else may know it. –Maya Angelou


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