In my forgiveness seminars, one thing consistently stands out: when a person’s heart opens, they forgive. When the heart is softened one does not want to cause pain to another. Since resentment is about getting back at someone for the wrongs they have done, a softened heart is the antidote to resentment.
Through pranayama, chanting, prayer, and heart-opening yoga, participants in my seminars can more easily let go of the need to be right, the need to punish, the need to keep a record of the wrongs, and the need to cling to their story. This happens through the power of the intelligence of the heart, an intelligence that knows what is right.