Forgiveness: How It’s Truly
a Path to Freedom

Overview: Forgiveness, the profound letting go of grievances, provides a key to reclaiming the essential self and building healthy relationships. Ironically, each type holds specific resistance’s to forgiveness which are tied to the type’s survival strategy. The barriers to forgiveness, the costs of holding grievances and resentments, and how the barriers to forgiveness be worked with are all explored here. In reading and responding to this blog, bring an open mind, heart, and spirit and an example of something or someone (which could be yourself) you need to forgive.

Forgiveness: How It’s Truly a Path to Our Own Freedom

“Without forgiveness, life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.”

— Roberto Assogioli

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you are bitter at heart, sugar in the mouth will not help you.”

— Yiddish Proverb

“Forgiveness is an absolute necessity for continued human existence.”

— Desmond Tutu

David Daniels on Forgiveness Through the Enneagram and Being Prisoners to Resentment; Prison Project

In working with inmates for the Enneagram Prison Project (EPP), I rediscovered how, “We are all prisoners of our own making,” as Susan Olesek[1] puts it. And a key to remaining in this “self-imprisonment” is the lack of forgiveness. This is key to both those incarcerated as well as for the rest of us.

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