By Phil Cousineau
"If we harbor concepts of violence or hatred, or search revenge or retribution, we're contributing to the wounding of the area; if we rework these techniques into forgiveness and compassion, after which movement past them to truly make amends or restitution, we're contributing to the therapeutic of the area. This well timed, strong and compassionate publication is helping express us the way."—Deepak Chopra"Nothing may help us live to tell the tale the current age greater than breaking the tragic cycles of violence and revenge that threaten our very lifestyles. to take action, we needs to honor our soul's wish for deeper different types of reconciliation, a technique that Phil Cousineau unearths right here as being at the different aspect of forgiveness, within the old ritual of atonement. His booklet is a profoundly vital contribution to the therapeutic of the realm, and that i provide it my blessing."—Robert A. Johnson, writer of Transformation, internal paintings and possessing your individual ShadowAs fundamental as forgiveness has been to the therapeutic strategy all through background, there's one other both profound motion that's wanted for final reconciliation, which Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, calls “the different facet of the coin.” Turning over the coin of forgiveness, we find atonement, the half-hidden, much-overlooked different 1/2 the reconciliation process.Beyond Forgiveness indicates how acts of atonement—making amends, supplying restitution, restoring balance—can relieve us of the soreness of the previous and provides us a hopeful destiny. This wealthy and strong e-book comprises 15 considerate contributions through high-profile thinkers and activists together with Huston Smith, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Azim Khamisa, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Jacob Needleman, Michael Nagler, Diane Hennacy Powell, James O’Dea, Arun Gandhi, Kate Dahlstedt, Ed Tick, Richard J. Meyer, Rev. Heng convinced, Douglas George-Kanentiio and Katharine Dever. Atonement is recommend as a method that we needs to all discover ways to practice—from contributors to nations—if we're to heal our wounds and movement ahead.
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The angel takes him through the time line of the man’s life and shows him the conditions the man was raised under, the teachers he had, the things that happened to him, all the way up to the moment when the infraction occurred. Then the angel shows him that what this man did—the wrong he committed— was the highest and best thing he could have done. Moreover, the angel shows him that if the man could have known better, he would have done better. This was the best that he could do in that moment.
When we begin to participate in the more soulful thoughts, our life begins to change. We give birth to creativity, to compassion, to patience, to love. And we give birth to forgiveness. Now these are not emotions; these are nondual qualities that are of the presence of God that is within us. So I teach people to have a definite formal time for practice, because what we do during the rest of the day is where the rubber meets the road. The Death of the Ego The ego doesn’t know the difference between spiritual growth and annihilation.
For instance, when I speak to African Americans about the evils that have been heaped upon us as a race, I speak about not using that history as an excuse to not move forward. I speak about forgiveness. I speak about not severing ourselves from the energy of what has been done for us. And I speak about not looking for someone outside of ourselves to just give us something. When I speak to the larger population, I talk about compassion, about what happened, about what can be done in the service of forgiveness—making atonement, moving forward— whether that’s affirmative action or reparations.
Beyond Forgiveness: Reflections on Atonement by Phil Cousineau