The Evolving Heart

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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 10 The Juice We Get From Holding On

            “When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” ~ Catherine Ponder For 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 years we let it hang around.…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 9 The Beauty of Simple Forgiveness

        “Forgiveness is Love in its highest form.” ~ Fr. Joseph Tagg Forgiveness seems difficult and hard to do. It’s not. It’s easy when you have the right tools to be successful and you know what you want.  Relief! Forgiveness in its simplest form is releasing an expectation of someone or something.…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 8 Gratitude Sets the Stage

          “True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.” ― Oprah Winfrey Gratitude sets the stage for forgiveness. To be grateful right now is to focus on what you do have rather than what you don’t. And as you focus on what you do have and what…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 7 The Forgiveness Formula

“Life is an adventure in forgiveness.” – Norman Cousins Forgiveness in its essence is simple. It’s the getting there part that seems to be the hardest. Once you have broken down the barriers of fear around forgiveness, it can become an everyday part of life just as important as eating or driving. You find the…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 6 Who You are Becoming

        “Day by day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.” ~ Emil Coue With all of the things we have to juggle in our lives, it’s hard to feel like we are moving forward and growing. We feel pulled in one direction or another and many times it feels like…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 5 My Favorite Forgiveness Quotes

          As we wind through the first week of 40 Days of Forgiveness, I am reminded of the best quotes I’ve seen on the subject. These quotes inspire me to want to forgive more. Quotes keep me on the path of forgiveness and the letting go of what is not useful…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 4 When We Hold On…

          “Forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.” – Alice Duer Miller When we hold on to anger or emotions for too long, they build up and cause harm to our body, mind, and spirit.  A person who is unable to release anger and negative emotions is successfully blocking…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 3 The Will of the Will

          “The will is the Cinderella of Modern Psychology.” – Roberto Assagioli The Will…it’s the most powerful tool in your personal toolbox. It’s the decision to do something and stick to it without wavering. Your will allows you to forgive and find peace. When you make a statement like this: “I…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Day 2 A Tough Conversation of Choice

                Forgiveness gives a person choice. What choice?  The choice to be free of pain and suffering. But I’m exhausted from all the drama. Forgiveness renews you again. But what about them? They aren’t suffering. Why not? Don’t they know what they did was wrong? No, and probably…
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40 Days of Forgiveness – Ready to Grow

            It’s a time of new growth and renewal and this year I have decided to take 40 Days of Forgiveness to Facebook! With the launch of The Evolving Heart page on Facebook, I will post there on all of the wonderfully different aspects of Forgiveness and how you can…
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