Forgiveness Is About the Present

Forgiveness is more about our present life than about our past….  In my own situation, I had realized that the heart of what I was feeling was an inability to find love and happiness in my current life.  I blamed the person who hurt me in the past for my unhappiness, but in fact I was upset at the condition of my life in the present.  I saw that if I wanted to get better, I would have to focus more on the present and future than on the past.

— Dr. Fred Luskin, Forgive for Love, p. 34

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