I avoided forgiveness for a long time.
It was too painful to even consider. Too scary.
My brain blocked me on it.
I did other awesome work and healing that’s all been wildly worthwhile, I just very minimally included forgiveness of others in my efforts. I had gotten pretty skillful at forgiving myself, really embracing my own humanity, for the choices I’ve made, things I’ve experienced, which has been a huge piece of my healing. I’d touch on forgiveness of others here and there but never dove into that big style until relatively recently.
One of the coolest things about actively practicing this kind of forgiveness is the power and speed of its impact on our hearts and spirits.