How Can You Forgive Yourself?

by Mimi on October 29, 2012

I forgive myself for having believed for so long that…
I was never good enough to have, get or be what I wanted.

~ Ceanne DeRohan ~

Happy Monday! I have a new message for you to ponder and reflect upon in the next week and it may be more of a challenge than you think it is when you first read it. Forgiveness is tricky enough as it is, but when it comes to forgiving ourselves, most of us fail miserably. It’s hard to turn off the inner critic, let alone be kind to ourselves, especially since, as women, we’ve been conditioned that everyone else comes first. But, as you learn to love yourself, no matter how long it takes; self-forgiveness closes the door firmly on guilt, shame, regret and blame and opens the heart even wider to self-compassion. And, interestingly, forgiving yourself also opens the door wide to forgiving others.

So this week, I invite you to not only ask yourself these questions, but also, to answer them.

  • How can I forgive myself for mistreating myself for so long?
  • How can I forgive myself for putting myself last?
  • How can I forgive myself for denying my own dreams?
  • How can I forgive myself for hiding my true self?
  • How can I forgive myself for not asking for what I want?
  • How can I forgive myself for believing I wasn’t enough?


I look forward to hearing your self-forgiveness stories here and if you this post might be helpful to someone else please share the love on Facebook and Twitter. XXOO


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