Lessons of a Conscientious Mourner
To live without forgiveness is to live separated from the sacred and the most basic instincts of our heart. To live with forgiveness is to reveal in each moment the beauty and value of life.
—Robyn Casarjian, Forgiveness, 1992: 236.
My learning about forgiveness accelerates during the early days of my mourning, as I read many books about loss and grief and attend two residential retreats with the Quest for Life Foundation in 2016. Slowly, painfully, I begin to understand the importance of forgiveness in resolving traumatic grief and PTS. Read more