I understand Maureen Greaves words completely. I have had to work on forgiveness. It does not come naturally but I intuitively knew that if I was unforgiving and angry I was only damaging myself.I quote Nelson Mandela in my book ‘Survive and Thrive after Trauma’ ‘It’s like taking poison and expecting someone else to suffer’. Being unforgiving is the most damaging feeling to have. It kills the hope of Joy returning. I interviewed others for my book, who suffered trauma and they have all moved on from their issue. They share what helped them to take the first baby step. Time passes after all trauma, dreadful trauma. Those left can choose to take the small step to move on and to cut the power that the murderer, the rapist, the partner, any deep injustice has over them. To forgive simply, when shown, is good for the soul.
Susan Cowe. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) practitioner.
Written in response to a Jeremy Vine Radio 2 19th 2013 – Forgiveness