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    On Feb 3, 2010 Patsy wrote:

    Thank you for this posting. Forgivness is so difficult and so hard to understand for many of us.

    I have found that one thing which can open the door to understanding the true nature and profound importance of forgiving is the acceptance of how limiting my own point of view can be. I know MY reality and MY experience and MY motivations, but I can never really KNOW those of another person. Not truely and completely. Each life is completely unique. I cannot ascribe my thoughts to another person.

    When I accept the fact that I really don't know what was going on with another person, I can begin to forgive them. When I accept the fact that I don't really remember everything that was going on with me in the past (no, your memory isn't that good, either), I can begin to accept and forgive myself.

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