From 30,000 feet.
There is no more powerful, far reaching, or efficient means of healing than forgiveness, and yet the concept is generally misunderstood. Forgiveness is not a posture of superiority or the decision to behave in certain "forgiving" ways.... Forgiveness occurs in the present only. It is my willingness to change my mind from a thing that tortures me into a presence that befriends and comforts me, and this I cannot do as long as I use my mind defensively, or use it to attack. Again and again I must pull my thought away from the contemplation of my guilt or yours, back to the recognition of the deep core of innocence that shines within you and every living thing. And this is an effort that must be repeated indefinitely until the soul is healed. [ Hugh and Gayle Prather, NOTES TO EACH OTHER ]