From Freedom is:”True forgiveness is one of the most healing relasing, and freeing gifts we give to ourselves.””You can’t fake it (forgivenss). It has to come from an open heart. It has to be real. Otherwise it is pointless. In order to fruly forgive, you must be willing to open your heart and face and release the pain there.” “It requires humility. It requites us to give up our rightenous indignation, get off our soapbox, let go of blame, and le go of th pride of being right. It means we have to be willing to drop our victim story, soften our stance, and if necessary, let our heart be broken wide open.” Brandon Bays Chapter 8 on forgiveness.