To pardon, to waive any negative feeling or desire for punishment;
(intransitive) To accord forgiveness.
Forgiving someone does not mean that you ignore that another person has treated you in a hurtful manner and it doesn't minimize the wrong doing or justify the action. You can forgive the person without accepting the act. Forgiveness brings a lighter energy; it brings peace to your heart and helps you move forward in your life. What techniques have you applied in your life that have allowed you to live a life of forgiveness? How has your life changed as a result of being a forgiving person? What questions do you have about forgiveness?