10 Dec Being Well Podcast: Forgiveness
On today’s episode, we explore: why we’d want to forgive someone who hurt us; the two kinds of forgiveness; how we can disentangle from others, or move to a full pardon for what they did; creating a coherent narrative around what happened; and how we can know when it’s right to extend a full pardon.
Let’s say someone truly mistreated you, or made a serious mistake. After you deal with the consequences and assert yourself as you judge best, then what? When it feels right, there’s truly a generosity to forgiving someone else, which is often also a kindness to yourself.
On today’s episode, we explore:
- Why we’d want to forgive someone who hurt us.
- The two kinds of forgiveness.
- How we can disentangle from others, or move to a full pardon for what they did.
- Creating a coherent narrative around what happened.
- How we can know when it’s right to extend a full pardon.
0:50: What are the two kinds of forgiveness?
2:20: The challenges of forgiveness.
7:10: The real goal of disentangled forgiveness.
8:10: What needs to happen before we disentangle?
11:10: Creating a coherent internal narrative.
14:45: Using forgiveness as a balm to our wounds.
15:30: Suggestions for disentangling.
21:40: How can we know when it’s appropriate to extend a full pardon?
26:45: Remembrance and responsibility.
28:15: A story of full-pardon forgiveness.
31:50: Taking a wide view.
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