Many people get confused by these two terms. Here’s the difference.
Forgiveness is a personal experience that my lead to Reconciliation. Forgiveness we do for ourselves. My metaphorical definition of Forgiveness is that it is not letting people off the hook. It is taking the hook out of our hearts and giving it back spiritually to the person(s) who harmed us. It is an active process which relieves us of the pain and its negative affects
We Forgive to release ourselves from the pain and sadness of the painful experience that may have included neglect, abuse, or abandonment. We free our minds and bodies of the trauma resulting from another person’s actions. WE become healthier physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Reconciliation takes at least two people, one to Forgive and one to be Forgiven.
Have a Blessed Day!
So be selfish. Make a Forgiveness list and prepare yourself to be willing to forgive by Prayer, Lovingkindness and Compassion Meditation, and getting support from friends, loved ones clergy, or professionals if you need to.
Have a Blessed day