The Book of Forgiving

The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World

Author: Desmond Tutu,Mpho Tutu

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062203584

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chair of The Elders, and Chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, offer a manual on the art of forgiveness—helping us to realize that we are all capable of healing and transformation. Tutu's role as the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission taught him much about forgiveness. If you asked anyone what they thought was going to happen to South Africa after apartheid, almost universally it was predicted that the country would be devastated by a comprehensive bloodbath. Yet, instead of revenge and retribution, this new nation chose to tread the difficult path of confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Each of us has a deep need to forgive and to be forgiven. After much reflection on the process of forgiveness, Tutu has seen that there are four important steps to healing: Admitting the wrong and acknowledging the harm; Telling one's story and witnessing the anguish; Asking for forgiveness and granting forgiveness; and renewing or releasing the relationship. Forgiveness is hard work. Sometimes it even feels like an impossible task. But it is only through walking this fourfold path that Tutu says we can free ourselves of the endless and unyielding cycle of pain and retribution. The Book of Forgiving is both a touchstone and a tool, offering Tutu's wise advice and showing the way to experience forgiveness. Ultimately, forgiving is the only means we have to heal ourselves and our aching world.
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The Book of Forgiving

The Fourfold Path of Healing for Ourselves and Our World

Author: Desmond Tutu,Mpho A. Tutu,Douglas C Abrams

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007565184

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Page: 224

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All of us have at times needed both to forgive and be forgiven - whether small, everyday harms or real traumas. But the path to forgiveness is not easy, and the process unclear. How do we let go of resentment when we have been harmed, at times irreparably? How do we forgive and still pursue justice? How do we heal our hearts? How do we heal the harm we have caused others? And how do we forgive ourselves? Drawing on his memories of reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu offers four concrete steps to forgiving and being forgiven.
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Rising Strong

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473501555

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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'Thanks to Brené Brown I learned how to be vulnerable... a life changer' Miranda Hart The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and Rising Strong, our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom and hope.
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Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Author: Hent de Vries,Nils F. Schott

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231540124

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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One can love and not forgive or out of love decide not to forgive. Or one can forgive but not love, or choose to forgive but not love the ones forgiven. Love and forgiveness follow parallel and largely independent paths, a truth we fail to acknowledge when we pressure others to both love and forgive. Individuals in conflict, sparring social and ethnic groups, warring religious communities, and insecure nations often do not need to pursue love and forgiveness to achieve peace of mind and heart. They need to remain attentive to the needs of others, an alertness that prompts either love or forgiveness to respond. By reorienting our perception of these enduring phenomena, the contributors to this volume inspire new applications for love and forgiveness in an increasingly globalized and no longer quite secular world. With contributions by the renowned French philosophers Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Marion, the poet Haleh Liza Gafori, and scholars of religion (Leora Batnitzky, Nils F. Schott, Hent de Vries), psychoanalysis (Albert Mason, Orna Ophir), Islamic and political philosophy (Sari Nusseibeh), and the Bible and literature (Regina Schwartz), this anthology reconstructs the historical and conceptual lineage of love and forgiveness and their fraught relationship over time. By examining how we have used—and misused—these concepts, the authors advance a better understanding of their ability to unite different individuals and emerging groups around a shared engagement for freedom and equality, peace and solidarity.
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Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves

Understanding and Healing Our Emotional Wounds

Author: Myra Warren Isenhart, PhD,Michael Spangle, PhD

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1594736006

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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Dynamically explores what is really keeping you from forgiving or seeking forgiveness. Draws on insights from many fields—communication, psychology, counseling and theology, as well as original research—to explore the mental and emotional barriers in your path. Includes reflection questions for individual and group use.
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Insights

From Everyday Experiences

Author: Dr. R. Krishnamurthi

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1946390283

Category: Self-Help

Page: 260

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We see a lot but do we observe what we see to gain insights? When we do not observe what we see, seeing something through our mental eyes becomes very remote. Insight is seeing something through our mental eyes. Definitely, this book reduces the distance between seeing things through physical and mental eyes. Most of the insights have emotions and thoughts that have day to day appeals. The readers can associate themselves with the insights and identify themselves in the situations, events, and characters presented in these insights. The readers can get insights into ten Ps. Perception, performance, perseverance, personality, perspective, persuasion, philosophy, power, psychology, and preferences. Life is intended to be insightful. Everyday experiences make one’s life insightful.
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The Practice of Homefulness

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087356X

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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Contents 1 The Practice of Homefulness 2 A Myriad of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions 3 Bragging about the Right Stuff 4 A Culture of Life and the Politics of Death 5 Elisha as the Original Pentecost Guy 6 The Stunning Outcome of a One-Person Search Committee 7 The Non-negotiable Price of Sanity 8 The Family as World-Maker
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