When we are feeling hurt, disappointed, angry or betrayed, the idea of forgiving someone is difficult to even consider.
Yet, forgiveness can help heal what divides us. It releases the fear and resentment in the heart that keeps us separate from ourselves, from others, and from life itself.
Frank Ostaseski – the visionary cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project – has accompanied over 1,000 people through the dying process, where he has learned that receiving and extending forgiveness are some of the strongest needs at the end of life.
Forgiveness is a process of touching old pain with an awareness that is infused with mercy. In the end, all forgiveness is self-forgiveness. In this Day of Practice, we honestly explore both the benefits and obstacles to forgiveness.