‘Ultimately, we forgive others in order to free ourselves. What happens in our hearts is our field of freedom. As long as we carry old wounds and anger in our hearts, we continue to suffer.’ (Real Love)
As much as I have cherished this book in the past six months or so, I have found that it doesn’t lend itself to short excerpts (I would encourage you to buy it and read the whole thing). I was of course recently reminded that someone may need to hear just these words at this time.
The other day I ran into Tom at Zen Center, and he said he was about to give a talk based on the book, which made me happy.