Forgiveness is simply agreeing to give up your right to have another person pay retribution for what your brain perceives that individual did to you.
—Arlene R. Taylor

Unforgiveness handicaps your future.
—Arlene R. Taylor

Forgiveness makes it possible for you to move from a victim position to one of survivor. A victim position leaves you seething with resentment. A survivor position allows you to retain the memories—without their sting—and take positive steps for long-term positive change.
—Arlene R. Taylor

Anger, bitterness, hostility, and unforgiveness are ravenous parasites that gorge until there is nothing left for the brain or heart to eat.
—Arlene R. Taylor

Forgiveness involves healthy selfishness. It is less about the other person and more about freeing up energy that has been devoted to maintaining an enemy outpost in your head—energy that can now be used to help you be healthier, happier, and more successful.
—Arlene R. Taylor

When you allow yourself to hate, you create an enemy outpost in your brain—free space in the name of the one you hate that costs you a lot to maintain.
—Arlene R. Taylor

Sometimes the most difficult person to forgive is yourself. Give yourself permission to forgive yourself and heal.
—Arlene R. Taylor

The one who forgives benefits the most; the one who refuses to forgive suffers the most.
—Arlene R. Taylor