Forgiveness prayer

My Lord (or insert <deity> here),

If _______ has in any way injured me, I forgive him/her.
If I have injured _______ in any way, I ask forgiveness.

May _______ be joyful.
May _______ be peaceful.
May _______ be free of pain and suffering.
May _______ be liberated.May _______ live in loving kindness.

May I be joyful.
May I be peaceful.
May I be free of pain and suffering. May I be liberated.
May I live in loving kindness. 

Forgiveness

Here are some quotes on forgiveness from Marianne Williamson in A Return to Love.

To forgive is merely to remember only the loving thoughts you gave in the past, and those that were given you. All the rest must be forgotten.

Forgiveness is the choice to see people as they are now. When we are angry at people, we are angry because of something they said or did before this moment. But what people said or did is not who they are. Relationships are reborn as we let go perceptions of our brother’s past. ‘By bringing the past into the present, we create a future just like the past.’ By letting the past go, we make room for miracles.

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving; To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy; To return home at eventide with gratitude; And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

幽玄

Test your love-wings and make them strong. Forget the idea of religious ladders. Love is the roof. Your senses are waterspouts. Drink rain directly off the roof. Waterspouts are easily damaged and often must be replaced.
Rumi
Often we see a couple who has separated or divorced and look with sadness at the “failure” of their relationship. But if both people learned what they were meant to learn, then that relationship was a success. Now it may be time for physical separation so that more can be learned in other ways. That not only means learning elsewhere, from other people; it also means learning the lessons of pure love that come from having to release the form of an existing relationship.

Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

Another quote from Marianne today. Fits exactly with where I am at this moment.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

Johanna Andersson shared this at the end of her talk at #truenorthconf. A popular one but worth re-sharing.

Q: Why do we seek fame?

KRISHNAMURTI: Have you ever thought about it? We want to be famous as a writer, as a poet, as a painter, as a politician, as a singer, or what you will. Why? Because we really don’t love what we are doing. If you loved to sing, or to paint, or to write poems—if you really loved it—you would not be concerned with whether you are famous or not. To want to be famous is tawdry, trivial, stupid, it has no meaning; but, because we don’t love what we are doing, we want to enrich ourselves with fame. Our present education is rotten because it teaches us to love success and not what we are doing. The result has become more important than the action.

Krishnamurti, Think On These Things
And so I urge you, go after experience rather than knowledge. On account of pride, knowledge may often deceive you, but this gentle, loving affection will not deceive you. Knowledge tends to breed conceit, but love builds. Knowledge is full of labor, but love, full of rest.
Anonymous, The Book of Privy Counseling, Ch. 23