Episode 69: Forgiveness

Welcome to the Rooted Mind Podcast!

Episode #69: Forgiveness

Your Host: Jess and Shelby


[0:40] Introduction and life updates

[4:10]  Clarifying forgiveness

[4:57]  Misconceptions surrounding forgiveness

[5:29]  You cannot forgive someone who did not wrong you

[5:37] Excusing someone’s behavior is not the same thing as forgiveness

[6:53] Forgiveness isn’t easy

[7:15] AD: Coleman Farms

[8:18] Holding grudges hurts us, not those who have wronged us

[10:25] The first step in forgiveness is acknowledging that we were wronged

[11:26] We should offer forgiveness so we can free ourselves of anger

[11:42] Forgiving someone doesn’t mean you allow them to keep hurting you

[12:08] You cannot change someone who doesn’t want to change themselves

[13:55] Communicating and setting boundaries

[14:15] AD: US Wellness Meats

[15:25] Determining relationships to continue with or to let go

[16:39] Love isn’t trying to change someone

[17:19] Forgiving someone is a separate matter from reconciling the relationship

[18:02] Resentment will destroy your life

[18:40] Being proactive in forgiveness will keep resentment in check

[19:00] Shelby: Forgiveness takes you from being a victim to being a victor

[20:03] AD: Take Root Cafe

[21:21] Shelby: Forgiveness was really profound for me

[21:59] Shelby: When you get rid of anger, it frees you up to enjoy the present instead of focusing on the past

[22:30] Finding a counselor to help guide you through trauma and forgiveness is very beneficial

[23:30] Closing thoughts: Forgiveness is hard, but it is so worth the emotional freedom

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