Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
Unfortunately, forgiveness can seem to demand the ultimate unwilling sacrifice. So much tempts us to hate and resent and be angry when we feel wronged. We don’t easily sacrifice those feelings, and forgiveness almost seems to hurt when we’re called upon to do it. But if you can do it, you find release, not loss. With forgiveness, you find freedom to create the new unhindered by past impressions.