Yesterday I wrote; "Our goal as Unitarian Universalists is not to get people into heaven, but heaven into people and forgiveness is the alchemy which turns coal into gold." and today, I find an article on the PsyBlog entitled, "Forgiveness: The Wonderful Psychological Perks". Increasingly research is showing that people who forgive are happier, more mentally healthy, have less stress and live longer. For a description of the latest research on forgiveness published in Psychological Science, click here.
Osho describes science and religion being two sides of the same coin of life, science looking outward, and religion looking inward. In this case, it is interesting that psychological science is confirming what religion has been teaching for millennia.