Forgiveness does not require reconciliation… Reconciliation does require forgiveness. Forgiveness doesn’t mean I accept unacceptable behavior, it means I let go of the pain and hurt that I experienced with discernment, knowing that it is for my highest and best good.   When I do this releasing work, I am opening up space for good things to happen. If I cannot forgive, then I continue to experience the pain and hurt I choose to hold onto a resentment, a resentment that only hurts me. It’s like taking poison and expecting someone else to die. Resentments and regrets are some of the most toxic things we can hold onto. A regret, may mean forgiving yourself. Are there any resentments or regrets that you might have? It’s time to let go.