Nov 13, 2018
When was the last time you said ‘I’m sorry’ and truly meant it? It is often easy to say the words, but to truly feel sorry - to be vulnerable, take accountability, and try to change a bad behavior or habit - it can often prove more difficult. We tend to say ‘I am sorry’ when we feel embarrassed about mistakes or trying to appease another person.
The art of apologizing is a critical skill we must learn in order tobuild deep, meaningful relationship with those around us. And while we often try to avoid conflict in our day-to-day lives - especially with those closest to us - it’s important to remember that it is through conflict and differences that we learn, grow, and improve ourselves and our relationships.
On today’s episode, I discuss the art of apologizing and why it is critical for deepening your relationships. I explain why conflict is necessary for self-growth and understanding and the connection between self-compassion, accountability, and a sincere apology. I also explain how a sincere apology can impact the healing process following a hurtful event, why it’s okay to take time to truly feel sorry before apologizing, and how it can often lead to acceptance and forgiveness.
“One of the greatest gifts of exploring apologies is the lesson of humility.” - Pripo Teplitsky
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