Art Of Forgiveness


Why do so many of us struggle to forgive those who have hurt us and even forgive ourselves for the mistakes we have made?

It Comes Down To Healing 

In his book “Art Of Forgiveness,” Adam Luaces offers a very helpful method for healing ourselves and reprogramming our subconscious mind. 

If you have read any of my previous reviews, you have probably seen how powerful our subconscious mind is. Adam Luaces reiterates the truth that what we think and believe controls habits, behaviors, and unconscious actions and reactions. The subconscious mind will influence and direct our lives.

If we can strengthen the mind and forgive those who have betrayed us, we will be able to better choose the person who we want to be and the attitude that we want to have about life.

This will take practice and diligence though.

One of the things I enjoyed about each chapter in “Art Of Forgiveness“ is that the meditation practices are laid out for beginners, moderately experienced, and advanced meditators. 

For example, we can begin by paying attention to our breath and how it enters and leaves our system. Even if the mind wanders, we can just return our attention to our breathing. This is something I struggled with, and continue to struggle with, when I started my meditation practice. I could start thinking about everything under the sun, except for my breathing, and then become frustrated with myself for lack of focus.

Yet, this is the reason we meditate…to quiet the inner dialogue and remove grievances through silence and stillness. 

Many of us tend to become preoccupied with the past and create this backward-facing “thought pollution,” as Adam calls it. He points out that there is nothing wrong with reflecting on the past, but that we should be able to let it go and refrain from becoming attached to it once the objective reflection is complete.

He goes on to say that there is power in reflection. 

Through contemplation, we can develop internal space and expand our gratitude for all things.

We can then move on to forming forward-facing internal visions and blissful futures through ideation. He says that the best way to predict the future is to create it, by learning to generate visions of opportunities. 

Who do you want to become?

I am starting to notice how calmly I react toward stressful situations versus how I would have reacted 10 years ago. This calmness is becoming more natural to me and this is the person I have wanted to become for a long time.

Have you read “Art Of Forgiveness“? I would love to hear your thoughts on this method, comment below. 

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