Forgiveness Ritual

Forgiveness does not erase the past, but looks upon it with compassion.

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” — Lewis B. Smedes

Letting go of grudges and bitterness can make way for improved health and peace of mind.

Forgiveness can lead to:

  • Healthier relationships
  • Improved mental health
  • Less anxiety, stress and hostility
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Fewer symptoms of depression
  • A stronger immune system
  • Improved heart health
  • Improved self-esteem

Try this ritual to help set yourself free with forgiveness. At the end of the day, forgiveness is really not for the other person’s benefit at all — it’s for our own.


It can be easy to think of forgiveness as a sign of weakness, but it’s actually a sign of incredible inner strength. It’s tough to let things go! But setting down worries and burdens of the past really does help to lighten the load of the future :dove:

This is beautiful as always- thanks for sharing, @Silverbear! :heart:


Thank you! It really is a very helpful video - I just have to practice what I preach lol.