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  •  Forgiveness Pt II (1+ / 0-)
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    zenox
    being taught [learning] to forgive without expecting any apology in return and without anticipating any change of behavior by the forgiven person.
    Ironic, as forgiveness without expecting response or change from the 'other' is a sign of non-self centered, healthy spiritual growth.

    I'll sure defer to your experience, some are not in a psychological position to for give an abuser; however, the person that I responded to seemed like someone who might resonate a bit with a potentially liberating 'out' for their dilemma.

    You meet them halfway with love, peace and persuasion, and expect them to rise for the occasion ~ Van Morrison

    by paz3 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 03:00:18 PM PDT

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    •  ironic indeed (3+ / 0-)
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      forgiveness without expecting response or change from the 'other' is a sign of non-self centered, healthy spiritual growth
      We haven't defined what we mean by forgiveness here, so forgive me if I misunderstand. One person's healthy spiritual growth is another person's ticket to emotional confusion and depression. In the case of the person to whom you responded, forgiveness might reinforce the abusive maternal delusional system (I'm never responsible for anything bad; I didn't do anything worth getting upset about; you shouldn't be angry at me) still echoing in her head.

      "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." -- Thomas Jefferson

      by pianogramma on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 03:28:32 PM PDT

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