by Sarah S., your NoVAtions editor

One of my favorite slogans is “You spot it, you got it.” It has helped me step back from self-righteousness, identify my character flaws, and have compassion for those I resent. When I first heard the slogan, it was like a revelation. It completely encapsulates what we learn from Step Four, and it makes so much sense.

Another slogan that I love is one that I just recently discovered: “Forgiveness is letting go of a better past.” I know, right? We all wish this, that, or the other hadn’t happened to us, but it did and we can’t change it. What we can do is change how we feel about it, and letting go of resentment can help bring peace that helps arrest our illness.