Recently I have been trying to forgive some people in my life who hurt me. Not for them, but for me. I’ve realized that forgiveness isn’t always about the other person – it’s about you. Forgiving someone doesn’t mean that you have to let that person back into your life, or go back into theirs. It means that you understand your faults and theirs, and that you know all of these faults are okay. Humans are not perfect beings. The process of forgiving someone is grueling, and can take a long time. It is completely normal and okay to doubt yourself, shed some tears, or even feel a sense of guilt. The goal is to reach a point where you can acknowledge the good inside of you, and the good inside of the other person without feeling a sense of anger or resentment. Forgiveness does not mean forgetting. This is also important to remember. Use your mindfulness skills and observe your thoughts without interacting with them. Allow your emotions to come and go. I believe in you.