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Forgiveness: The Path to Embracing My Lion Heart

Forgiveness: The Path to Embracing My Lion Heart by Laura Bishop. Photograph of man on cliff looking over clouds and sunset by Ian Stauffer
Photograph by Ian Stauffer

Painful experiences cut deep and they don’t heal themselves. Sometimes you have to initiate the healing process with the choice to forgive.

I often speak of wounds — painful experiences that leave deep, unseen emotional scars. Sometimes these wounds come in the form of abandonment, loss or hurt words, imprints that can last a lifetime. This is my account of rising from the ashes of pain by finding a way to forgive by offering compassion to the one who didn’t deserve it, but ultimately needed it.

Bones break… but they can grow back stronger. 

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