Forgiveness: A Bold Choice for a Peaceful Heart

Forgiveness: A Bold Choice for a Peaceful Heart

by Robin Casarjian


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Forgiveness holds a promise . . . of reconciliation and serenity, of empowerment and love.

The world’s great spiritual traditions all teach forgiveness as the key to inner peace. But many people find this an impossible ideal—perhaps even a way of flossing over pain, anger, and wrongdoing.

Now, in this wise and heartfelt book, psychotherapist Robin Casarjian confronts the dilemmas of forgiveness and offers a new approach to healing our old wounds and self-judgements. Drawing on the philosophy of A Course in Miracles, plus years of experience with her own clients, she shows us why letting go of the past is not only possible but necessary, if we are to achieve lasting health and harmony.

Within these pages are simple but powerful exercises, meditations, and visualizations that acknowledge our hurt even as they lead us beyond it. Here, too, are moving true accounts of forgiveness in action, showing how parents and children, spouses and lovers, workers and bosses—even victims of crime and historic injustice—can all find peace.

“For those of us who have been troubled by fear, doubt, anger, self-hatred, and guilt—in other words, almost everyone who is human—this book is a real and rare treasure.”—Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553352368
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/1992
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 808,868
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Robin Casarjian is the founder and director of the Lionheart Foundation and its National Emotional Literacy Projects. She is a public speaker, writer, and consultant with extensive experience in education, stress management training, psychotherapy, and administration. Whether in inner-city classrooms, hospitals, corporations, or prisons, Robin’s work has been widely acclaimed for its clarity, directness, and unwavering vision of the enormous potential within all people.

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