The Miracle of Forgiveness

In honor of International Forgiveness Day on August 8, I invite all of us to celebrate the miracle of forgiveness.  Here is some of what I’ve learned so far about forgiveness . . .

The path of forgiveness is a bridge . . .  It takes us beyond “thinking,” to a much deeper part of ourself, from a room filled with darkness to one filled with light.  It enables us to move from experiencing intense fear, anger and pain, to seeing life through the eyes of love.

Forgiveness is a transformational journey from wherever we are, to love.  The miracle of forgiveness is that when you forgive, the world around you changes too.  But it starts with you.  It begins inside of us first.

The ability to forgive truly is one of the greatest gifts we’ve been given. You can begin the journey of forgiveness from wherever you are.  When it comes to forgiveness, I like to say:
The best place to start is “here.” And the best time to start is “now.”

I hope you will give yourself this profound gift.

Many blessings,


About Eileen Barker

EILEEN BARKER has been writing and speaking on forgiveness, and guiding people who need to either forgive themselves or someone else, for many years. A practicing litigation lawyer who rejected the traditional adversarial role, Eileen has focused her practice on mediation, helping thousands of people resolve disputes outside of court. This work led her into a deep exploration of forgiveness as it relates to resolving conflict and making peace, both with others and oneself.

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