The Practice of Self-Forgiveness

Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know until you learned it.

Often the hardest person to forgive in our lives is ourselves. I think this is probably out of some misguided attempt to fully feel the grief of what has happened, because we get locked into old ideas about needing to do penance forever, or because we somehow think if we never forgive ourselves, we'll never make the same mistake. In this video I talk about the importance of self-forgiveness and practical steps you can start taking now to forgive yourself and others.