Tapping Into Self Forgiveness

A Buddhist Prayer of Forgiveness 

If I have harmed anyone in any way, 

either knowingly or unknowingly 

through my own confusions, 

I ask their forgiveness. 

If any one has harmed me in any way, 

either knowingly or unknowingly 

through their own confusions, 

I forgive them. 

And if there is a situation 

I am not yet ready to forgive, 

I forgive myself for that. 

For all the ways that I harm myself, 

negate, doubt, belittle myself, 

judge or be unkind to myself, 

through my own confusions, 

I forgive myself.

 

Make a list for yourself:

I forgive myself for believing that I didn’t deserve to be happy.

I forgive myself for punishing myself for so many years.

I forgive myself for withholding self-love.

I forgive myself for hurting others when I was in pain.

I forgive myself for feeling like something is wrong with me.

I forgive myself for letting my past dictate my present.

I forgive myself for neglecting me and my dreams.

 

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. – Dalai Lama

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