"If you've been hassling your friends or your familly and then you decide you have to straighten up, then you really do have to go to each one of them that you had a hassle with and get straight with them. 'Straight with them' is when you feel right with them, not when you give them a present or anything like that, but when you feel straight with them. You have to get that way with each of them, and that cancels all the bad vibrations that you put into those folks, because we have the power of forgiveness, which is a heavy power. By forgiveness you can take the evil out of bad deeds."
Stephen Gaskin, An Outlaw In My Heart, p.111