“Forgiveness is about healing suffering for ourselves and others. Until we develop compassion within ourselves and a concern about the welfare of others, we cannot truly forgive.”
-his holiness the Dalai Lama
"What power has love but forgiveness?"
-William Carlos Williams
"If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive."
- Mother Teresa
"Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."
“If you want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred. If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive.”
“Forgiveness will change your life and change our world.”
Barbara Bonner has devoted her professional life to leadership roles in distinguished nonprofits. She has also spoken widely on nonprofit management with a focus on the role of generosity in creating thriving institutions. A student of contemplative study and practice for many years, her books delve into the values central to her own life and work. Barbara is the author of three books, Inspiring Generosity, (2014) Inspiring Courage (2017), and Inspiring Forgiveness (March, 2020). She lives in Western Massachusetts. For more information on Barbara’s work, visit www.barbarabonner.org.