The recognition that all beings are coping with fears, frustrations, and original wounds. We seek to remember that all humans, like us, are doing the best they can, given their conditioning. By forgiving others, and ourselves, our agitation begins to soften. We see how old hurts have commandeered our attention. We see how emotionally absent we’ve been from our loved ones and our creative work. Forgiveness leads to the energy, concentration, and power that’s required to know, and fulfill, our deepest purpose.