Forgiveness in relationships

Relationship Design, Spirituality

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Theresa Knight and Challis Jensen of KnightGoddess.
To love with an open heart is to risk getting hurt. Therefore, in conscious living and conscious loving, forgiveness will always play a key role.
Simply put, forgiveness is a choice to trade pain and heartache for peace and freedom. Here are a few reasons why I continue to make that choice everyday:

I forgive because I am committed to living and loving with an open and healed heart.

I forgive because no one is perfect. In our humanness, we all have been hurt, and we have all hurt others.

I forgive because it empowers me to live in the present moment. I cannot change the past or the people who have imposed their pain on me. However, I can simply choose to let it go.

I forgive because I want to live in peace and love instead of conflict and blame. I accept that every experience, challenge and relationship is here to teach me a lesson about life and love.

I forgive because I trust in the power of love and its ability to heal and transform.

I forgive because it offers me with the peace of mind and personal freedom I deserve.

I forgive because I realize I am the only one responsible for my happiness.

I forgive as an act of self-love and respect.

I forgive because in spiritual truth, there are no unforgivable actions.

A simple search on reveals over four thousand books related to the act of forgiveness. If you feel the inability to forgive is creating a problem in your life, then as part of your commitment to your self, your health and your relationship, I recommend that you choose one or two of them to guide you through this amazingly powerful healing process.
~ This is an excerpt from the newly released book; Magical Sex, Extraordinary Love – A Journey for Men and Women, by Dr. Theresa J. Knight and L. Challis Jensen. For more information about their work as international writers and educators in the field of conscious love and intimacy, log on to

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