All judgments create suffering and need to be forgiven. This is the foundation of all judgments. It is very easy to point out in others the things we deny, dismiss, avoid, excuse, and resist acknowledging that we actually believe are true about us. When we are willing to be emotionally honest, we will discover that the reactions we have to circumstances, situations, and people give us more information about ourselves than about anyone or anything else. Every upsetting encounter is triggering an emotion that is present on our internal landscape. When someone makes a remark about us, it may trigger hurt or fear or sadness.
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Start your review of Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything Write a review Jan 14, Annie Hurley rated it liked it "Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude. Since I selected this book to read, I have been hearing about the importance of forgiveness from other authors concurrent with my reading.
Iyanla Vanzant calls us to recognize all the places in our lives that we need to bring forgiveness to, beginning with ourselves. The book is intended "Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude. The book is intended to be worked in exercises to be completed during 30 to 60 minutes on each of 21 days. The work of each day focuses on extending forgiveness to practically every type of relationship we could possibly have. Each chapter starts out with a "forgiveness story" written by either Iyanla Vanzant or a guest writer.
The idea in this case is to tap with your fingers on specific meridian points to clear out blocked energy attributed to negative thoughts born of unforgiveness. Forgiveness is largely set up in a workbook format. I must admit that although I read the book summary before choosing to read it, I was surprised by how many exercises there were to complete. Having had very minimal previous exposure to tapping, I personally found the heavy reliance on tapping in the workbook portions to be overwhelming.
I visited the website, but found the manual to be really long and honestly just wanted to finish my current book. I think it might have been worthwhile to include a more comprehensive overview of the actual tapping process for the complete beginner within this book, so that it could stand on its own as a start to finish guide for someone looking to feel confident about tapping along with the workbook exercises. I also found the workbook exercises to be cumbersome to complete since all the materials needed to do one exercise were not in one place.
There is a page of about 10 reminders on the tapping process before each exercise which is helpful, but the reader is also asked to refer back to a page from the beginning of the book containing an "Emotional Trigger List" before the start of each tapping session. I probably needed to read a whole other book on tapping before reading this book. The stories were well-written and provided good insights, but I was after more generalizable statements about the different types of relationships and their common issues.
While some of the chapters addressed more generalized issues, not all did. I really liked the forgiveness prayers at the beginning of each chapter, and found writing the forgiveness statements to be fun and therapeutic. This book is probably great for someone who is already familiar with tapping.
If you are new to tapping, you will likely still enjoy reading the text, just be prepared to do some tapping research on your own to help you through the exercises. I am personally looking forward to learning more about tapping, and might revisit the exercises in this book again once I have gained some more familiarity and confidence with tapping. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.
It was written beautifully and had a lot of great exercises that had me thinking. Iyanla also includes a CD with the book. Jan 04, Casey Chapman rated it really liked it. I am personally looking forward to learning more about tapping, and might revisit the exercises in this book again once I have gained some more familiarity and confidence with tapping. Accept the events of the past, while being willing to change your perspective on them. I really started to see a shift at Day I must admit that although I read the book summary before choosing to read it, I was surprised by how many exercises there were to complete.
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