Sorry

sad_face_painting_by_amberspike

Many of us wait until it is too late to see what really matters to us.

It’s often not until later that we see the many important things that have needed our attention.

Everybody makes mistakes, but we can’t keep asking people to forgive us again and again.

For example, instead of just saying, “I’m sorry I shouted at you,” we can train yourself not to shout so often.

Let’s take the time and make the commitment to practice seeing the roots of our behavior.

Thich Nhat Hanh


Day 31 of the 35 Days of Love

Featured artist: Amber Spike

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8 comments

  1. Totally agree.

    “Lips and tongues lie. But actions never do. No matter what words are spoken, actions betray the truth of everyone’s heart.”

    “Let us love not in word and speech, but in action and truth”

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    1. timelesswheel · ·

      Thank you M for leaving a comment 🙂 I think actions matter most… we have to be careful about what we say so that the person isn’t hurt..

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    2. That’s definitely true. Words do matter tremendously as well.
      It’s interesting, now that I am thinking about it, some of the things that have cut me deepest and stuck with me the most have actually been words. But it’s in those words like “sorry” that get repeated almost mechanically that really need actions to back it up. “Sorry” and “I love you” …

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    3. timelesswheel · ·

      True… sometimes we don’t even realise or understand the importance and effects of what we say/do…

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  2. I understand. I think the word sorry becomes a joke after having to say it so many times.

    I look forward to more of your posts. Following you now.

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    1. timelesswheel · ·

      Thank you Sharon 🙂 Even if we do mean it every time, I guess what he’s saying is that we should spend time in trying to recognize the root of the problem. We can be genuinely sorry several times without trying to actually understanding it’s root cause…

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    2. I understand what you mean. You can’t fix a problem if you haven’t taken the time to figure out why it occurs and how to prevent in the future. Great advice.

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    3. timelesswheel · ·

      Exactly…Thank you ☺

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