We are as much of a pain in the arse when we take offense as when we give it. Every offense is tied to perspectives. And, no matter how aware or enlightened we become through our years, we will never be able to control another’s perspective as to the offenses they perceive we’ve given. We never become perfect people who never offend.
So, if we believe we may have offended another or if someone tells us they believe we’ve offended them, try apologizing sincerely. Agreeing the apology is warranted? That’s irrelevant. The purpose of the apology is to sincerely seek to help realign balance within the relationship: Not with elaborate justifications and explanations—just a sincere, “Sorry” and letting it go.
The only thing we lose with each apology we sincerely give to others is our defensive ego. And, I can assure you this: Egos are very strong so we have no worries about losing ours altogether while we strive for greater peace.
This is Silver Disobedience® philosophy. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience ✨ A Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People. More info in my bio & my websites.
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