Sometimes we make very bad decisions. Decisions rooted in selfishness, a need to feel special, wanting to be someone we’re not or wanting something that’s not ours. A decision made out of greed, jealousy, unworthiness, lust or addiction.
A decision that hurt another person…
Initially, we convince ourselves we’re right. We find Yes Men to support our reasoning and we attempt to carry on as if all is well.
But it’s not.
Something is not right. If we’re real honest with ourselves, we notice shame, guilt and regret are eating us alive. Emotions pointing to the fact, we did something terribly wrong.
We push it down. Convince ourselves we are right. Call our Yes Men to gather more evidence. And for a moment, we feel justified again.
But our soul knows the truth. We feel it. We can’t escape it. We know we made a bad decision.
We might think, “But now what? Too much time has passed. I’m in too deep. I fought so hard. I can’t go backwards now! I’ll look like a fool!”
My friend, Yes. You. Can.
It’s never too late to make right.
Whether it’s a reparation of damages, monetary reimbursement or payment, leaving a situation you shouldn’t be in, backing out so the right thing can happen, shutting your mouth or dropping your attack.
But there is something that trumps ALL of that.
Something that will correct your course faster than anything else. And that’s…
Own what you did, where you went wrong. How you came to the conclusions/decisions you made. Why you thought it was okay. Why you now know it’s not.
Own the pain you caused your friend/coworker/family member. Humble your heart and ask him/her for forgiveness.
And in that moment, that Holy Instant, when you’ve reconnected with Source, you will be restored. You are not beyond redemption. You are a beautiful child of God.
Even if your person is still struggling with your behavior, you can rest knowing you’ve done YOUR part to make right.
I believe in you. I really and truly do.