Actually, forgiveness is not about liking what has happened, or agreeing with it. It is not about accepting it as right. And it is definitively not about forgetting.
Forgiveness is all about releasing ourselves from the pain that it has caused. Accepting that it was incredibly painful. It is about a choice to make some space for how you feel, and then to let go.
Ultimately though, it is about you and your relationship with your feelings about what has happened.
It does not mean that someone deserves a place in your life. But the pain does not.
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I care about others, and it makes me sad and uncomfortable to know that someone is disappointed or hurt as a result of a decision I have had to make. It was never my intention to do so.
But I also know that it is not possible to always please everyone. In trying to do so, I would end up pleasing no one. Least of all myself. And sacrificing the culture of our practice.
In the end, all I can do is make authentic values based decisions, and deliver these with care and compassion, for those receiving the message that may be upsetting.
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Oh Naomi Malone...I do believe that things happens for a reason. Whoever or whatever I do hope they felt your sincerity of compassion.
The right decisions are often the hardest ones to make. You are loved and respected regardless Naomi x
(Image credit Greg Santucci, Occupational Therapist )
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Love this book sooo much! 😍