Forgiveness is one of the most important keys to happiness. With it… you are free. Without it… you are trapped. But how to forgive?

One way is by reciting a powerful forgiveness affirmation, coined by Jack Canfield in his truly inspiring book: The Success Principles: How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be

The Forgiveness Affirmation

I release myself from all the demands and judgments that have kept me limited, I allow myself to go free – to live in joy and love and peace. I allow myself to create fulfilling relationships, to have success in my life, to experience pleasure, to know that I am worthy and deserve to have what I want.

I now go free. In that process I release all others from my demands and expectations I have placed on them. I choose to be free. I allow others to be free. I forgive myself and I forgive them. And so it is.



This is a powerful process, a prayer that can lead you to the space of forgiveness.  The technique was created by Hew Len and involves these four phrases.

I’m sorry.  Please forgive me. Thank you.  I love you.

Learn more about this process here:  You Tube Healing with Ho’oponopono

Forgiveness Quotes

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. ~Catherine Ponder

None of us can change our yesterdays, but all of us can change our tomorrows. ~Colin Powell

As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind. ~ Isabelle Holland

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~Nelson Mandela

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness. ~ Robert Muller

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much. ~Oscar Wilde


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