LISTEN: Love & Weeds Podcast Episode 20. What is Forgiveness?
In this episode of Love & Weeds, Claudia and Brandy focus their conversation on the concept of forgiveness. In honor of the recent Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur– known as the Day of Atonement and considered the holiest day of the year to those of Jewish faith– Brandy thought it would be a great time to discuss what Forgiveness is. The ultimate goal of the act of forgiving is to find peace with a particular person or event, but how do we go about doing that? There are many ways to go about it and a few stand out above others. We may even find some yogic philosophy woven throughout (recall earlier podcast episodes on the 8 Limbs of Yoga specifically Pratyahara or non-attachment and setting boundaries). Understanding how to let go of resentment and find peace is key to personal transformation and all that can start with forgiveness, but we must first understand what forgiveness actually is! Brandy breaks down the concept bit by bit and Claudia discusses how her spiritual teacher defines forgiveness. Claudia shares a personal story of the surprising demise of friendship that came about unexpectedly and how she deals with it without harboring resentment or losing her inner peace. How do you go about finding forgiveness? Share what paths you have taken to let go of harboring negative feelings or resentment in order to find your peace. Let’s learn from each other!