“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
—Lewis B. Smedes
Through reframing and taking responsibility, you have shifted from blame and judging to understanding—understanding about what happened and why, and understanding about your choices, opportunities, and lessons. You have embraced what is yours to own. Step Six, Forgiving Yourself and Others, is about using compassion as your partner to transition from that foundation of understanding and responsibility to the courage of letting go in Step Seven.
In forgiving, you ask what needs to be said or done to put this situation ...