A forgiving person has no past; an unforgiving person has no future.
To forgive is not to forget or to change the past – it did happen.
What happened is truly unforgiveable and perhaps unforgettable – it was wrong.
To forgive is to release my feelings about these events – I am not responsible for my history: I am responsible for today’s feelings about it.
Thus, today, I can be free of these events – with courage I can embrace my decision to release the feelings.
Thus, today, I have hope – the seedbed of my healing.
Herb K. was given the gift of freedom from alcohol February 21, 1984. As a result of the application of the Twelve Steps as contained precisely in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats.
He has authored three books to help people access the instructions and confirm the actual process contained in the Big Book for experiencing a spiritual awakening: Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11 (2017), Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His books are available on Amazon and other locations.