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3 Steps of Forgiveness

3 Steps of Forgiveness | Libero Magazine
In today's video, I talk about the three steps of forgiveness. Forgiveness is important for our relational health and our mental health as a whole.

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In today’s video, I talk about the three steps of forgiveness. Forgiveness is important for our relational health and our mental health as a whole. 

Step 1: Forgive Yourself

  • Forgive yourself and don’t blame yourself any longer
  • Note: forgiveness doesn’t imply blame is warranted (e.g. in situations of abuse)
  • Forgiveness is about offering yourself grace

Step 2: Forgive the Other Person

  • The other person doesn’t need to be present or even aware
  • Find your reasons for forgiving (e.g. they didn’t know any better OR for your own closure etc…)
  • Forgiving doesn’t necessarily mean the person should be allowed back into your life

Step 3: Let Go (and be free!)

  • The final step towards healing
  • Leave the situation in the past and move forward
  • This is where you find freedom

Closing quote: 

When you hate, the only one that suffers is you because most of the people you hate don’t know it and the rest don’t care. (source: Ghosts of Mississippi)

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Lauren is the Founder and Editor of Libero. She started Libero in April 2010, when she shared her story about her struggles with an eating disorder and depression. Now Lauren uses her writing and videos to advocate mental health and body positivity. In her spare time, she enjoys makeup artistry, playing Nintendo, and taking selfies with her furbaby, Zoey.

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