“When you forgive me for harming you, you decide not to retaliate, to seek no revenge. You don’t have to like me. You simply unburden yourself of the weight of resentment and cut the cycle of retribution that would otherwise keep us ensnarled in an ugly samsaric wrestling match. This is a gift you can give us both, totally on your own, without my having to know or understand what you’ve done.“ Buddha
The act of forgiving is not easy for most of us. Our natural instinct is to recoil in self-protection when we have been hurt or aggressed. We do not naturally overflow with mercy, grace and understanding when we have been wronged. Moreover, we usually consider the one responsible for our pain or suffering not worthy of our forgiveness or understanding and even worse, worthy to pay for the harm he or she caused us.
Thus, the practice of forgiveness is not applied because it is misunderstood and underestimated even though it is promoted by all spiritual traditions and religions as a means to a rapid transformational path, achieving inner peace and happiness.
Forgiveness is a condition enabling us to have harmonious, loving, deep relationships, to profoundly heal ourselves emotionally, to eliminate limitations, tensions and traumas which we may sometimes carry with us for years, keeping us chained to continuous sadness, suffering and resentment.
The principle aim of this workshop is to eliminate all confusions and to clarify the misunderstandings which have gradually littered the practice of forgiveness. Furthermore, we will approach the following aspects related to forgiveness:
– What is forgiveness and what it is not;
– What is it usually confounded with;
– The fundamental method and further practical aspects which will allow one to integrate and apply them in a harmonious way;
– The main obstacles that may prevent us from successfully applying the practice of Forgiveness.
Join us on this trip of healing and liberating our souls from the trap of resentment, traumas and suffering!
This workshop is based on the book: Alchimia tainică a iertării.
Teacher: NICOLAE CATRINA'S.