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Forgiveness

People tend to think of forgiveness as “letting the other person off the hook.” Not so! Forgiveness is about an attitude toward the self and others that frees us to move forward instead of remaining stuck in suffering. While there are many differing philosophies about the source, purpose, and function of forgiveness, it is commonly considered a central tenet of spiritual life as well as psychological health, allowing for a future unburdened by negative emotions in response to perceived offenses. It can be cultivated by intentional practices of release or can develop through acceptance over time.

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Oprah’s Forgiveness Aha! Moment

After 25 years and more than 30,000 guests, it was one man's definition of forgiveness that changed Oprah's life. Watch Oprah's aha! moment and listen to her reflect on what it truly means to forgive.

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Why Letting Go Is Better Than Assigning Blame

If you hold on to pain inflicted by others, you risk missing an opportunity to move forward. Watch as Oprah explains why she had to let go of her tumultuous upbringing and negative feelings toward her grandmother.

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What Oprah Knows for Sure About Letting Go of Anger | Oprah’s Lifeclass | Oprah Winfrey Network

Oprah knows one thing for sure about anger: If you allow the past to define your present, you'll never get to live the life you were meant to live.

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The Power of Disconnection: Drew Dudley at TEDxFoggyBottom

Drew Dudley is the former National Chair of Canada’s largest fundraiser for post-secondary students, Shinerama: Students Fighting Cystic Fibrosis.

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How to Be Able to Forgive and Let Go

This exercise will allow you to create a connection or a doorway through which resolution and completion can begin to occur in your experience. You’re giving your density an outlet for expression.

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