Ask not to be forgiven,

For this has already been accomplished,

Ask, rather, to learn how to forgive.


Forgive the world,

And you will understand

That everything that God created

Cannot have an end,

And nothing He did not create is real.


What could you want that

Forgiveness cannot give?

Do you want peace? Forgiveness offers it.

Do you want happiness, a quiet mind, a certainty of purpose?

A sense of self-worth and beauty that transcends the world?

Do you want care and safety, and the warmth of sure protection?

Do you want a quietness that cannot be disturbed?

A gentleness that never can be hurt?

A deep abiding comfort and rest so perfect it can never be upset?

All this forgiveness offers you.


You who want peace can find it only through complete forgiveness.

In complete forgiveness, in which you recognize

That there is nothing to forgive

You are absolved completely.


The real world is attained simply by the complete forgiveness of the old.

Forgive the past and let it go, for it is gone!


Lift up your eyes and look on one another in innocence

Born of complete forgiveness on each other's illusions.

Those you do not forgive, you fear,

And no one lives in love with fear beside them.

Forgiveness always rest upon the one who offers it.


Forgiveness takes away

What stands between your brother/sister and yourself

It is the wish that you be joined with them and not separated.

Whom you forgive is given power to forgive you your illusions.

By your gift of freedom, it is given unto you.


As you give, you will receive

Giving and receiving are the same.

Illusions about yourself and the world are one.

That is why all forgiveness is a gift to yourself!


Forgiveness is the greatest need of this world

That is because it is a world of illusions.

Those who forgive,

Are thus releasing themselves from illusions.

While those who withhold forgiveness are binding themselves to them.


Those who do not forgive, must judge

For they must justify their failure to forgive.

But he/she who would forgive him/her self

Must learn to welcome the truth exactly as it is.


Forgiveness is the key to happiness.

Here is the answer to your search for peace.

Here is the key to meaning- in a world that seems to make no sense.

Here is the safety in apparent dangers that appear to threaten you at every turn

And bring uncertainty to all your hopes of ever finding quietness and peace.

Here are all the questions answered;

Here the end of all uncertainty ensured at last.




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