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Teacher: Rodney Smith
Date: 2008-11-18
Venue: Seattle Insight Meditation Center



List three events that you wish to be forgiven and three events where you hold resentment. Is there guilt or unworthiness behind your unforgiveness? Do you have the intention to forgive and be forgiven? Meditate and reflect on an incident that holds a lack of self-forgiveness. Deliberately bring the events to mind, let the emotions arise as they will, and let it play out in your mind exactly as it happened. Do not distort or justify what you did. Hold the scene and the emotions and relax. Stay with it for a few minutes and do not add any further narrative or self-condemnation. After a few minutes, let it go. Tomorrow, return and do the same. Over time forgiveness will occur on its own. It does not need your help, only your willingness to feel the pain of what you did without further self-recrimination.

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