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Ask for forgiveness

There are many ways that I have hurt and harmed others,
have betrayed or abandoned them, caused them suffering,
knowingly or unknowingly, out of my pain, fear, anger, and confusion.

Let yourself remember and visualize the ways you have hurt others.
See the pain you have caused out of your own fear and confusion.
Feel your own sorrow and regret.

Sense that finally you can release this burden and ask for forgiveness.
Take as much time as you need to picture each memory that still burdens your heart.
And then as each person comes to mind, gently say:

I ask for your forgiveness, I ask for your forgiveness.


Jack Kornfield

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