Forgiveness is often conceived as something we do, where we actively “forgive” someone for something we feel they have done to us. In this context, we lighten our own burden as we let go of the grievances we carry against them. And this can be the first step in forgiveness. But for me true forgiveness involves another step, a deeper way of allowing the grace of forgiveness to radically change our lives. True Forgiveness requires acceptance.
In my own life I experienced the grace of True Forgiveness when I finally released my expectation as how love was supposed to show up in my life.
For a good part of my life my relationship with my mother was