In mediation, we often counsel clients to engage in apologies and explanations, but seldom get to the other half of the equation: forgiveness. Forgiving the other is only one part of that side of the equation: the other is forgiving yourself.
Every member of the audience was emotionally moved by Azim's story...but when he went to the place of forgiving ourselves, the crowd of about 100 mediators was, in a word, breathless. None of us will soon forget these wise words and Azim's message. I wanted to attempt to capture them here.