What would it be like to be happy for the difficult people in our lives? It’s almost too strange to contemplate. Yet if we do contemplate it, and practice it, not only does it liberate us from feelings of anger, jealousy, and ill will. It also creates safety for those “others” to experience and express their joy – safety that might not otherwise be available.

Which still begs the question of how to do that. On today’s Wake Up Call, let’s look at one “how to” : forgiveness. And let’s start with the question, how does forgiveness work? (And spoiler alert: it starts with forgiving ourselves.)